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Work From Home Rules Eased

November 6, 2020

In a major reform for the tech industry employees, facilitating permanent work from home for the employees of IT and BPO companies, the Centre on November 5 decided to do away with most of registration and compliance requirements.

The new rules, will create a friendly-regime for work from home and work from anywhere and it will remove several reporting and other obligations for such companies.

With these changes in rules, the government aims at providing a strong impetus to the industry.

The government further aims to position India as one of the most competitive IT jurisdictions in the world, an official release said.

"Committed to furthering 'Ease of Doing Business' and making India a tech hub!" Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted informing about the change in rules.

"GoI has significantly simplified Other Service Provider (OSP) guidelines of the Telecom Department. Compliance burdens of BPO industry will be greatly reduced due to this."

"Many other requirements have been done away with. These steps will further flexibility and productivity," the Prime Minister further said.

It may be mentioned here that the OSPs are entities providing applications, IT-enabled or any kind of outsourcing services using telecom resources. The term refers to BPOs, KPOs (knowledge process outsourcing), ITES, call centres, among others.

"India's IT sector is our pride and the prowess of this sector is recognised globally," Modi further said.

"We are committed to doing everything possible to ensure a conducive environment for growth and innovation in India. Today's decisions will especially encourage young talent in the sector!" he further added.

Work from home gained much popularity after the COVID-19 pandemic induced lockdown was declared in the country.

The work from home has been welcomed by most of the employees.

However, a few individuals still have issues with it as they say while they work from home they have been forced to work for longer durations and that their social and personal lives have been severely affected.

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