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Work from Home Rules in India Announced By the Commerce Minister

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On Tuesday, The Central Government of India announced a new guideline/rule (under Art 43A, SEZ Rules 2006) for working from home for employees in India. Know all about the WFH rules here.

What are the rules?

  • Work from home allowed for a maximum period of one year in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) unit.
  • WFH can be extended to 50 percent of total employees, including contractual employees.
  • WFH may further be extended for one year at a time by the Development Commissioner at the request of SEZ unit.
  • SEZ unit will provide equipment and secured connectivity for WFH

The new rule provides for work from home for a certain category of employees of a unit in SEZ.

The section of employees for which work from home rules have been issued are employees of IT/ITeS SEZ units; employees who are temporarily incapacitated; employees who are travelling and who are working offsite, as per the notification.

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