Work From Home for IT Firms extended until July 31, says Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Law Minister

The work at home had originally been expected to finish on April 30. Prasad conducted a discussion with the state IT ministers and officials via video conferencing.

Updated: Apr 28, 2020 19:54 IST

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Extended Work From Home

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Tuesday in the midst of the coronavirus COVID-19 scare that works from home for IT companies will be prolonged until July 31, adding that 85 percent of IT job is performed from home. The job at home had originally been expected to finish on April 30. Prasad conducted a discussion with the state IT ministers and officials via video conferencing.

The minister also said several relaxations were provided from home for work and IT Secretary, Communication Secretary, and Postal Secretary gave state department presentations citing state department specifications and demands from the Centre. Homework standards have been relaxed. "We will aspire that work from home should become a new norm," said Prasad while asking the participants to encourage young entrepreneurs investing in new startups.

Speaking to media persons via video conference, Prasad said that Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi has requested to develop an app where the best strategies of all states to contain the pandemic will be shared. "We have accepted this suggestion. I have asked the National E- Governance Division (NEGD) & National Informatics Centre (NIC) to prepare an app. Both NEGD and NIC have agreed to develop an app in three days," said Prasad.