Wipro extends WFH for its employees till January 18, 2021
The Bengaluru-based IT major, Wipro has asked its employees in India and the United States to work from home till January 18, 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging.
The company wrote to employees about the extension of WFH and also said that the other guidelines for those who need to go to office remain unchanged until January next year.
“Keeping the safety and wellbeing of our employees in mind, we have extended our work from home policy till January 18, 2021. As of now, nearly 98% of our employees are working from home,” the company said in a statement.
The company further said, “Given the current situation, we have decided to extend work from home for employees in India and in the US until January 18, 2021. We will make a decision on other countries depending on the pandemic situation, local guidelines, and customer requirements,” COO, Bhanumurthy B, and CHRO, Saurabh Govil wrote in an email to employees.
Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji had said in a virtual event in September that the lockdown prompted many organizations to shift to a new model wherein more than 90% of their employees were delivering services remotely and new deals were also finalized virtually.
Wipro further said to its employees that, “all support and non-billable employees, including those who are currently not engaged in any projects, are advised to work from home after consulting their respective managers.” The company has over 1.85 lakh employees, with most of them working in its centres across India.
Nearly 98% of all employees across India’s top IT (Information Technology) firms such as Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, and Wipro were continuing to work from home, it was reported in October.