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Government allows work from home to all employees of SEZ unit

After series of deliberations and Government engagements by NASSCOM, I’m glad to share that the work from home provisions are amended by Ministry of Commerce in line with our recommendations. Please find attached the SEZ amended Rules 2019.

You would recall that the provisions of work from home were amended in SEZ amended rules 2018 and had completely overlooked instruction 85 issued in 2016 which allowed work from home to all SEZ employees thereby removing the restrictive conditions applicable before. The recent amendment issued in the form of SEZ amended Rules 2019 allows work from home to the following category of employees.

  • Employees of Information Technology and Information Technology enabled Services Special Economic Zone units
  • Employees of Information Technology and Information Technology enabled Services units registered as Other Service Provider with Department of Telecommunications
  • Employees temporarily in-capacitated
  • Employees travelling and offsite employees of Special Economic Zones

In effect the provisions reinstate Instruction 85 issued earlier.


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