As a precautionary measure to contain the spread of COVID-19 and ensure business continuity, Nasscom
had asked the DoT to relax restrictions around work from home for IT/ITeS employees, guided by the OSP regime, for a period of one month.
“We wholeheartedly welcome the supportive nod received from the DoT today. We will encourage our member companies
to adhere to the amended clauses and prioritize their implementation.
should encourage employees to leverage telepresence and video conferencing to enable seamless engagement. While ensuring that there is minimal disruption to business, we also recognize that the health and safety of employees is of paramount concern. Therefore, our two-fold objective is to ensure employee well-being while hedging negative impact on the industry’s overall productivity,” said Keshav Murugesh, chairman are Nasscom
and group CEO at business process management firm WNS.
On Thursday, the Software Technology Parks of India said employees of IT and BPO companies under the body will be allowed to work from home as per rules prescribed by the Handbook of Procedure of the Foreign Trade Protocol.
The number of employees impacted by the provision is as high as 1.8-2 million.