WFH Extended for One More Year: New Rules Released by Commerce Ministry!!For the past two years, the world countries undergoing the epidemic so called covid-19 virus. This virus has changed a lot of things in Educational Institutions, Industrial Offices and so on. In particular, most of the organizations were allowed its workers to follow work from home (WFH) mode due to the pandemic. And this WFH is been still alive in many organizations especially IT firms. At this stage, the commerce ministry issued new guidelines for work from home (WFH) for offices in special economic zones (SEZ). The ministry said that a new rule was introduced for WFH in Special Economic Zones Rules, 2006.
This rule says that work from home is allowed for the maximum period of one year for those who in special economic zone. And this can be extended to 50% of the total employees in a company. More over this rule is only applicable for the employees of IT/ITeS SEZ units, employees who are temporarily incapacitated, employees who are travelling and who are working offsite, the ministry said. This action took on regarding the demand from the industry to make a provision for a countrywide uniform WFH policy across all Special Economic Zones (SEZs).
Regarding these changes in WFH the center’s notification said, ‘Work from Home is now allowed for a maximum period of one year. However, same may further be extended for a period of one year at a time by the DC on the request of units. SEZ units will provide equipment and secured connectivity for the purpose of WFH to perform authorized operations of the units and the permission to take out the equipment is co-terminus with the permission granted to an employee’. The new guidelines for work from home (WFH) employees, now gaining attention.
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