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.