Government extends work from home norms for IT, ITes companies till December 31

The time period for work from home was expiring on July 31.

Updated - July 22, 2020 07:54 am IST

Published - July 22, 2020 02:11 am IST - New Delhi

Two young software professionals of two different multinational companies are working from home. Photo used for representation purpose only. File

Two young software professionals of two different multinational companies are working from home. Photo used for representation purpose only. File

The government on Tuesday said it has extended connectivity norms for work from home for IT and BPO companies till December 31.

The time period for work from home was expiring on July 31.

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

Currently, around 85% of the IT workforce is working from home and only those performing critical functions are going to offices.

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In March, the DoT relaxed certain norms for OSPs till April 30 to facilitate work from home (WFH) amid the coronavirus pandemic which was further extended till July 31.

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