The Karnataka authorities has allowed up to 50 per cent of the physique of workers of IT/ITeS and biotech firms to work from their workplaces from April 20, with the steadiness working from home.
The authorities has instructed the firms to install ample screening companies at workplaces/factories and introduce safety measures earlier than arranging for passes for the physique of workers. Transport and other companies must be supplied, the firms were told.
At a video convention with company leaders on Friday, Karnataka’s Deputy Chief minister CN Ashwathnarayan gave IT/ITeS and biotech firms a listing of dos and don’ts. Amongst the participants in the meet had been Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman of Karnataka’s Vision Community on IT, Biocon CMD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Prashant Prakash of Accel Partners, Shrikumar Suryanarayan of In a save India and Prakash Gopalan of BSNL.
Need for precautions
Once the constraints are relaxed, the possibility of the an infection spreading is high, the honchos had been told. “Precautions are to be taken and early efforts must be made to prevent infections,” said Ashwathnarayan. “But we are able to must be taught to reside with precautions against the coronavirus in the upcoming days. Awareness amongst the of us about this scream has increased, too. Proper screening can merit detect infections and treating such persons will merit elevate the scream below preserve a watch on.”
Corporations expressed concerns about handling the scream if an worker tested lag after resuming work, he said, including that they sought guidelines for the identical. “They’ve been promised that acceptable guidelines would be supplied in consultation with the Department of Health and Family Welfare. Corporations enjoy also agreed to employ measures similar to upkeep of cleanliness and hygiene, social distancing and screening companies in the premises,” he said.
No trigger for lay-offs
Ashwathnarayan requested the firms no longer to shut store or lay off workers citing the pandemic. “It’s a long way never trusty for firms to shut store or lay off workers citing no longer receiving unique initiatives. Finding unique jobs at this level of time will seemingly be refined. As an different, firms may maybe well per chance also bag better ways of dealing with the scream including measures similar to pay adjustments rather then resorting to retrenchment. This notion chanced on strengthen for the length of the discussions,” he said.
He told reporters later that the firms had demanded passes for their workers. The authorities will present the specified companies, he added.
“The lockdown will proceed with no cab or metro companies. Moreover, there will seemingly be no public transport till further orders,” said Ashwathnarayan. “Since public areas are shut down, there may maybe well per chance also no longer be issuance of passes. But the Union Home Ministry has allowed one particular person per two-wheeler and two persons per car. The ban on inter-Enlighten and inter-district stride will proceed. Motion is limited already as a result of closure of division retail outlets, hotels and eating areas and academic institutions.”
“As a result of non-availability of taxis, disinfected BMTC buses may maybe well per chance also also be rented for facilitating commuting by following related safety protocols,” he added.
Corporations all reward
The Enlighten authorities got right here in for a long way reward for the length of the interaction with the corporate leaders, said Ashwathnarayana. “The representatives of the IT/ITeS and biotech sectors praised the cooperation supplied by the Karnataka authorities for the length of the lockdown. It’s a topic of pride for us that our firms were able to electrify a reputation for themselves internationally by continuing with their work and conserving their world commitments for the length of this period. Bengaluru has handled this scream better than many other world cities,” he added.