Tamil Nadu relaxes norms, 10% IT staff can work from office

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This development will benefit large IT players such as TCS, HCL, Cognizant, and IBM among others that have thousands of employees.

Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday relaxed a few norms for the intensified lockdown that is coming into force in Chennai from Friday.

The Tamil Nadu Government has also acceded to the demand from the IT industry and allowed up to 10% of its employees to work from the office. This development will benefit large IT players such as TCS, HCL, Cognizant, and IBM among others that have thousands of employees.

In a statement, the TN Government said employees should be ferried to work in vehicles operated by the companies. The relaxation in working norms for the IT industry comes into effect immediately.

Telecom, essential IT-ITES services to function with minimal staff and e-pass will be provided to workers in the list provided by the companies.

Earlier, the TN state government, on July 6, had permitted 50% of employees of IT/ITeS companies to work from the office. But it capped the maximum number of employees to 80.

According to TOI report, The IT industry had taken up the issue with the state government and explained that a certain number of employees were needed in the office to handle critical services. A team from the industry met the state IT secretary Hans Raj Verma last Friday and submitted a memorandum to the government.

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