Chief IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said the Telangana government wants people to return to their workplaces and plans for IT offices to be fully functional by the end of September.
Hyderabad: After remaining impacted for more than a year due to the Covid pandemic, the Hyderabad IT corridor could soon shed its sorry air and regain its usual buzz. Senior Information Technology (IT) Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said the Telangana government wants people to return to their workplaces and plans to have IT offices fully functional by the end of September.
âThe position of the state government is that the offices should be reopened. The vaccination rate in the state is increasing. Almost all sectors, including hospitality, retail and entertainment, have reopened and the infection rate in the city has not increased, âhe said.
IT campuses not only support the livelihoods of IT professionals but many others as well, and as a result, a prolonged office shutdown has had a major financial impact on this industry. âA lot of people depend on the IT industry to run their kitchens. There are hundreds of transport workers, maintenance staff, security staff and those who work in office cafeterias who are suffering. Now that there is a sharp decrease in Covid cases and with so many vaccination campaigns, we believe it is the right time to open the offices, âsaid Jayesh Ranjan.
Goldman Sachs may soon reopen its office, he adds, âsome other offices are also reopening their offices. We are also talking with the top management of some multinationals to start working from the office. This will encourage staff to start coming to the office with confidence. “
Krishna Yedula, Secretary General of the Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC), says: âMany companies are waiting for the vaccination percentage to increase and that said, I have to say that many multinationals have been running campaigns to vaccinate their employees. Employers can consider more flexible options for employees to work from the desk. “
Amid speculation about a possible third wave of Covid in the country, some of the employees may be a little uncertain whether they will be working full-time from the office. However, the authorities are convinced that they have everything under control. Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar said: âWe are ready for any crisis. For now, we know that the situation is safe for the reopening of the offices and some of them are already opening. “
The government is ready to face any unfortunate situation. âIf there is a third wave of a pandemic, we are prepared for it. After successfully dealing with two waves of coronavirus, the government has enough facilities, medical equipment, trained personnel, drugs, etc. to deal with the situation. We are also monitoring the situation in other states, âsays Jayesh Ranjan.
After working from home for a good year, most employees also want to go back to the office, but not five days a week. Many employees are hoping that companies will opt for a âhybrid modelâ of work – one that will allow the employee to work from home and come to the office from time to time.
Now you can get handpicked stories from Telangana today at Telegram everyday. Click on the link to subscribe.
Click to follow the Telangana Today Facebook page and Twitter .