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techsuch May 9, 2021 0 Comments

Tech industry can now WFH permanentlyIn a massive reform for thetech industry, which will facilitate permanent ‘work from home’ and ‘work from anywhere’ for the companies, the government has done awaywith most of the registration and compliance requirements.Under the Other Service Provider{OSP) guidelines of the Department of Telecom{DoT), the registration requirement for OSPs has been done away withaltogether and the BPO industry engaged in data related work have been takenout of the ambit of OSP regulations. Also, requirements such as deposit ofbank guarantees, for static IPs, frequent reporting obligations, publicationof network diagram, penal provisious etc. have also been removed. Similarly,several other requirements, which prevents companies from adopting Work fromHome’ and Work from Anywhere’ policies have also been removed, the governmentsaid in a statement on Thursday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that the prowess of India’s IT seL1m isrecognised globally and the government is committed to doing everythingpossible to ensure a conducive environment for growth and innovation in India.As per earlier reports, in a bid to fast track not just work from home butlong-term work from anywhere for the $190 billion IT and ITeS industry; theministry of electronics and IT had created an inter-ministerial group whichhas been coordinating with ministries such as telecom,labour and commerce tomake temporary relaxations permanent and also bring in large scale reforms toboost work from home.Ashish Aggarwa1, Head of Publlc Policy atNasscomsaid that the latest DoT guidelines are a bold reform for theIndian BPM/ ITES industry. “Nasscom has worked closely with the government on this and it is to thecredit of the government and specially the DoT who have gone the extra mile toensure that all the requirements of the industry are met. The reforms willgive a tremendously strengthen India as the global BPO outsourcing hub,encourage remote working leading to newer job opportunities in smaller cities,he added.The industry applauded the move with experts such as former Infosys boardmemberTV Mohandas Paicalling it a “Great move by Govt for all citizens” and a “wonderful reform” onTwitter .

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