In the backdrop of Covid-19 pandemic, there have been widespread propagation of safety measures to be adopted to prevent further spreading of the virus. Further as per the advisory given by World Health Organization (WHO) to maintain social distancing, at least 1 meter distance is recommended to prevent the spread of virus.
Given the fact that the geographies where IT/ITeS Companies, SEZ units, STPI units and Other Service Providers (OSP’s) registered with Department of Telecom are located in India and the number of workforce employed therein, it would seem a difficult task to adhere to maintain social distancing and thereby exposing the employees to potential risk of spreading Covid-19.
While organizations are undertaking necessary preventive measures to contain the risk exposure of Covid-19, including extending the facility of work from home (‘WFH’) to their employees, it is equally important for organisations to be aware of regulatory framework and policies relating to WFH.
In this backdrop, NASSCOM along with its knowledge partners Pracctive Advisors and Nishith Desai Associates, have prepared the enclosed FAQs, which covers legal and regulatory framework around WFH specially for units in SEZ, STPI and OSP’s.
We hope you will find this document useful. Stay safe!