After a few days of issuing an advisory to IT companies by the Karnataka government to extend the work from home option for employees till December 2022 due to the ongoing construction work of Bengaluru metro. Now, it has been clarified that it was only an “advisory” and need not “mandatory” to be followed.
What does the official have to say?
On 24th August, Additional Chief Secretary of the Department of Electronics, IT & Biotechnology E V Ramana Reddy issued the new communication and said, “The advisory is issued as an information about the planned construction work of Metro and is to be treated only as an advisory for the consideration of the industry.”
A letter was addressed to Regional Director regarding this
Earlier a letter was addressed to the Regional Director of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) had read, “The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is focusing on completing the Namma Metro project on time with minimum inconvenience to employees, who want to commute for work or companies that are planning to return to work during the construction phase.”
People have asked to Karnataka IT Minister revise the advisory
After the advisory issued by the government, many IT employers parked along ORR Road, tagged Karnataka IT Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan on social media to revise the advisory. And the members of the Outer Ring Road Companies Association (ORRCA) asked the government to clarify the order.