BPOs To Witness Ease Of Operations, Govt To Issue Guidelines Soon
By: Sneha Chaudhary
- Committed to furthering ‘Ease of Doing Business’ and making India in a tech hub
- The government of India announced simplified guidelines for BPOs and IT sector
- The new rules for Other Service Providers (OSPs) have liberalized the regime for ‘Work From Home’ and ‘Work From Anywhere’
On Thursday, the Indian Government announced simplified guidelines for BPOs and IT sector to reduce the compliance burden on them and to facilitate ‘Work From Home’ and ‘Work From Anywhere’ framework.
The government aims to give flexibility and ease to the IT sector and BPO companies to ‘Work From Home’.
“The newly launched regulations have led to the liberalization of the working pattern significantly for most of the service providers.”. “This trend in India will provide great relief to the IT/ITES/BPO sector.” The Ministry said in a statement and also lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
During the corona lockdown period, the relaxation was provided by the department of telecom after a demand was made by the IT sector and Tech companies seeking for permanent relaxation on the workplace.
The government has taken major steps to facilitate ‘Work from Home’ policy. It had previously expanded connectivity requirements for remote working in the IT and BPO sector until December 31.
Rishad Premji, Chairman of Wipro, said “this move has been accepted by the IT sector. It is a long term, progressive thinking by the government which will make our tech industry more competitive and Remote Work has become the new reality and thank you for seeing this,”.
President & COO of Cyient, Karthikeyan Natrajan, said the liberalized guidelines will help companies better plan their workforce and customer delivery schedules, as well as enable them to create jobs in tier-2 and 3 cities. He added that ” In the current scenario, this move is essential and may continue to be in play for the next two years”.