Work from house (WFH) is allowed for a most interval of 1 12 months in a particular financial zone unit and might be prolonged to 50 per cent of complete workers, mentioned the commerce ministry on Tuesday.
The Department of Commerce has notified a brand new rule 43A for WFH in Special Economic Zones Rules, 2006.
The ministry mentioned the notification was issued on demand from the trade to make a provision for a national uniform WFH coverage throughout all Special Economic Zones (SEZs). The new rule gives make money working from home for a sure class of workers of a unit in SEZ.
These embrace workers of IT/ITeS SEZ models; workers who’re quickly incapacitated; workers who’re touring and who’re working offsite, it added.
WFH could also be prolonged to a most of fifty per cent of complete workers, together with contractual workers of the unit, it added.
“Work From Home is now allowed for a maximum period of one year. However, the same may further be extended for one year at a time by the DC on the request of units,” the ministry mentioned.
In respect of SEZ models whose workers are already working from house, the notification has supplied a transition interval of 90 days to hunt approval.
“SEZ Units will provide equipment and secured connectivity for WFH to perform authorized operations of the units and the permission to take out the equipment is co-terminus with the permission granted to an employee,” the ministry mentioned.
It additionally mentioned that there’s flexibility granted to the Development Commissioner (DC) of SEZs to approve the next variety of workers (greater than 50 per cent) for any bonafide cause to be recorded in writing.