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Work from Home Regulations extended till 31 December by Central Government for IT, ITes Companies

Lawstreet Journal 28 Jul 2020 10:51pm

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On Tuesday, 28 July 2020, the Government of India announced that it had extended connectivity norms for IT and BPO companies till 31 December 2020. Earlier, the time period for work from home was ending on 31 July 2020. 

In a late-night tweet, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) stated, “DoT has further extended the relaxations in the terms and conditions for other service providers up to 31st December 2020 to facilitate work from home in view of the ongoing concern due to COVID- 19” 

Currently, over 85 percent of the IT staff is working from home and only those performing critical functions are heading to workplaces. In March, the DoT eased some OSP norms until April 30 to facilitate work from home (WFH) in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which was extended till 31 July 2020. 

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, Google is extending its work from home (WFH) to employees worldwide until June next year, including India. Sunder Pichai, in an email sent to employees, stated that “To give employees the ability to plan ahead, we are extending our global voluntary work from home option through 30 June 2021 for roles that don’t need to be in the office.” 

The move is expected to impact much of the 200,000 full-time and contract employees across Google and parent Alphabet Inc, including India, where the company is estimated to have about 5,000 employees.

India is a major market for Google, with a strong presence in Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Pichai recently unveiled the Google… Continue Reading...

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