IT companies sought exemption from government for work from home

IT companies sought exemption from government for work from home

July 8, 2020 Off By Vishnu Mahanand

IT companies have urged the government to relax the rules to make the work from home (work from home) regular. The industry is moving towards a mixed model of functioning at the time of implementing a mixed model of work both at the workplace and home after Kovid-19 and under this it has taken some relaxation in this context Contact with Ministry of Information Technology.

Sangeeta Gupta, senior vice president and chief strategy officer of Nasscom, a national organization of software and services companies, said the organization is looking into the matter as the Inter-Ministerial Committee under the Ministry of Information Technology, Software Technology Park of India (STPI) and some states Has written about this. In a letter to STPI, the organization said that with the exemption on a permanent basis, companies will be able to formulate long-term business plans and adopt flexible policies to allow their employees to work from home.

In a letter written on June 26, Nasscom said, “The current approval has helped to temporarily meet the requirements.” The industry now wants a permanent percentage of employees to work from home permanently. He wants the system to remain in place even after the Kovid-19 crisis. That is why the existing regulation should be revised so that such a working model can be supported. ”

When contacted, STPI Director General Omkar Rai said, “We are considering a letter from the industry and we will soon issue an explanation in this regard.” We will ensure that the IT industry continues to function the way it wants and their functioning is not affected. “STPI is an autonomous body formed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in 1991. Its purpose is to promote software exports from the country.