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.
In wake of pandemic, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Tuesday extended till 31 December the relaxation in work from home (WFH) norms for other service providers (OSPs), including the IT sector. This is the second extension given to OSPs, primarily IT and IT-enabled services firms, to facilitate WFH amid the coronavirus-led restrictions.
DoT had first announced relaxation in WFH rules in April when India was under a strict lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 and later extended the date till 31 July.
Earlier, companies were not allowed to connect office Virtual Private Network to home infrastructure, a rule that was subsequently relaxed in view of coronavirus pandemic. currently, around 85 percent of the IT workforce is working from home and only those performing critical functions are going to offices.
We are amidst an adaptable working environment revolution. More employees than any other time in recent memory are working distantly, and it’s anticipated that by 2020, 30 percent of the workforce will either be freelance, re-appropriated, or remote employees who invest a lot of their energy work from home.
While the advantages of work from home are promptly clear for employees, specifically maintaining a strategic distance from the everyday drive and attempting to a timetable that suits them, the advantages for employers are not always quite so obvious.
Some people love the idea of working from home, others hate it. There are so many biases involved when it comes to this working style. The outcome is that people either desperately try to score a remote job so they can stay at home, or decline to work from home because they only think about negative consequences.
It is about time to have a comprehensive look at the real work from home pros and cons and see what is behind the popular job trend.
Luckily, there are plenty of advantages to working from home. This is what you could look forward to:
As with everything, working from home has its disadvantages, too. See what you might not like too much about it:
Conclusion: Industry leaders lauded the DoT’s decision that will enable IT companies to allow their employees to work from home till the end of 2020.
The trend of work from home is likely to continue even after the pandemic ends as companies see this as a viable and cost-effective future model, which requires lesser office space, Nasscom said in April.