WFH has helped the middle class during the pandemic: PM Modi
The work-from-home (WFH) arrangement has helped the urban middle class greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic, proving to be highly beneficial for them, said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“The rules framed for WFH during the [COVID-19] period made the lives of the urban middle class much easier,” he said, speaking at an event organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, reports Business Standard.
To that end, he said that the government has undertaken a slew of measures to alleviate the challenges and problems faced by the middle class.
These include the Real Estate Regulatory Act, which “has facilitated in timely dispense of justice to the aggrieved people, and prevented the spectre of distrust and fraud in the real estate sector. We have also created a special fund worth several thousands of crores to help the middle class,” he said.
The majority of businesses in India have had to resort to remote working as India went into a hard lockdown from March last year, shutting for three months, with only essential government and medical services allowed to operate.
As of October 7, the country has reported 22,431 new COVID-19 cases, lower than the 414,000 cases in early May at the peak of its second wave.