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Govt extends work-from-home till Dec 31 as COVID-19 situation exacerbates

Looking at the current situation in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government on Tuesday has asked BPOs and other IT companies to extend their work-from-home (WFH) for the employees until December 31. The earlier WFH period for all the companies was getting over on July 31.

The Department of Telecommunication, in a late night tweet, made the announcement of the extension offering respite until the end of this year. “DoT has further extended the relaxations in the terms and conditions for other service providers up to 31st December 2020 to facilitate work from home in view of the ongoing concern due to COVID-19.”

Almost 85 percent of IT employees are working from their homes and only those who are into critical functions are coming to the offices.

Back in March, the DoT had offered WFH to these companies till April 30, and extended it further till July 31. However, as the coronavirus situation is looking grim in India, having scaled to the third worst-hit nation, the government has stepped on the gas to contain the disease. The total count in India has crossed the 11.55 lakh-mark as of today.

Amid all the gloom, certain states like Delhi are doing well as cases have come down in the last few days with the recovery rates also moving north.

Image courtesy: The Guardian

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