The Union Information Technology and Telecommunication minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad held a meeting with the IT ministers on Tuesday and ended up with the conclusion that the IT companies’ employees are free to work from home till 30th of July.
Employees will be granted to access their work’s VPN at home, and thus work without issues at home easily. However, it is totally up to the company if they want to continue with the work from home. It will depend on the company as to when they wish to resume their office.
It was Karnataka’s Deputy Cheif Minister, Dr CN Ashwath Narayan who suggested to extend the work from home till July 30th. Earlier, the WFH option was available till the 30th of April, however, Narayan explained the problems that are faced by the IT companies. This decision will further be reviewed in July.
In view of this decision, steps will be taken to improve Bharat net in order to provide better internet facilities to the employees at home.
In the press conference, Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “Not just the IT sector, all states should give importance to developing startups and research. Focus will be on providing effective E-governance and E-passes. The working of almost all sectors after Covid-19 has changed. Nearly 80% professionals are working from home. Almost all the work is done online. To help this, internet services will be strengthened through Bharat Net,”
He has also agreed to adding more and more items to Aarogya Setu App, e-pass, linkage with the district officials.
The meeting also concluded in making a national level strategy committee to combat Corona virus. Also, the ministry will open a web portal that’ll create a digital platform to enable learning and sharing innovations.