The government is considering whether some activity under the manufacturing sector should also have the flexibility to work from home (WFH).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the government will initiate a seed fund for startups of Rs10 billion (US$136.3 million).
The Ministry of Labour & Employment has made the proposal to formalise work from home (WFH) regulations for the services sector in the new year.
The prime minister urged the country’s youth to be prepared for the opportunities that lie ahead as startups grow in Tier-II and Tier-III cities.
Starting from March next year, the government will launch a more comprehensive All India Quarterly Base Establishment Survey (AIQBES).
The EPFO faces the huge challenge to cover 400 million informal workers.
Sexual harassment is a serious issue that needs to be addressed at all work places urgently and sensitively.
The central government has approved more than 5.2 million claims and disbursed Rs133 billion (US$1.8 billion) to formal sector workers.
A survey by India’s chamber of commerce for the tech industry found that startups in the country have seen their revenue accelerate, and funding improved.
The Delhi government is set to launch a programme designed to attract startups to the capital city, with a 150-arce hi-tech business park to be built.
31% of employers said virtual hiring gave them wider access to talent, while 28% said that it allowed flexibility and convenience.
After allowing half of its staff to work from home last week, the Delhi government is now asking them not to leave the city without permission.
Companies now have the option to hire contract staff from Tier 2 and 3 cities as working from home becomes more prevalent and accepted.
From next week, except for senior officials, half of the capital city’s government staff will start to work from home (WFH).
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has updated its guidelines to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The government has announced another Rs1.2 lakh crore (USD$16.1 billion) to stimulate the economy, focusing on job creation and private businesses.
Estimates show that India’s GDP is set to contract by 8.6% over Q3, marking two consecutive quarters of contraction.
The new guidelines cut compliance for the IT industry, removing reporting obligations for firms, and easing the way for WFH to take place.
Public and private companies in India are giving out bonuses to their employees for the upcoming festival of lights.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Development Bank expects most economies in Asia Pacific to contract in 2020.
Many workers who lost their jobs have resorted to farming, with employment in farming rising by 14 million in August.
From September 1, all sales employees under the group’s companies will work from home permanently.
A report by the International Labour Organization and the Asian Development Bank also warned of the impact the pandemic has on youths in the region.
The two stores in India are operated entirely by women, with the number of all female-led stores to double by the end of the year.
Uber employees can choose to continue working from home through June 2021, even if offices open before then.
85% of the IT workforce in India have been working from home since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tech giant has announced the Google for India Digitisation Fund, which will bring investments worth about US$10 billion into India.
TCS is advocating to make WFH permanent, while Infosys prefers to explore a hybrid model of home and the office.
Four Asian countries make the International Trade Union Confederation’s list of top 10 worst countries for working people.
The majority of employees from India’s top three IT companies are continuing to work from home as India’s Unlock 1 phase kicks into effect.