Indian government is planning to launch a scheme to boost work from home jobs
in the IT sector. The scheme is likely to be launched as phase II of the India
BPO Promotion Scheme.
India BPO Promotion Scheme (IBPS) was
launched in 2016 under the Digital
India Programme. Itaims to create employment opportunities and
promotion of BPO/ITES operations across India in order to have a balanced
regional growth of the BPO/ITES sector. Under the scheme firms are incentivised
to set up operations in tier-2 and tier-3 cities in India.
the work from home scheme, it is proposed that employees be provided
support for the cost of laptop/ smart phone and broadband connections. Further,
salary-based incentives would be provided to incentivise employees to
continue such work from home jobs.
the proposed scheme, employers would be provided 50% of the actual expenditure
on technical infrastructure required for enabling such work from home jobs,
with a cap of ₹10,000 per job. The scheme may also extend relaxation in labour
proposed scheme is significant because a) it would create employment
opportunities particularly in the BPO sector, particularly for women and differently
abled persons, b) It would increase the available talent pool for the sector.