Indian tech titan Infosys is more flexible when it comes to work hours, asking certain employees to report to work 10 days a month, unlike many of its international competitors.
The corporation requested that certain employees in entry- to mid-level positions report for duty for the required number of days, beginning on 20 November, in an email, according to a report by Bloomberg.
They have been able to work remotely full-time since the COVID-19 pandemic, and other employees of the company are still able to do the same.
The news comes amidst Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy's divisive statement that young Indians should work 70 hours a week. Murthy's remarks are in sharp contrast with Infosys' internal policy of letting employees work wherever they want to.
A number of tech companies and Infosys' rivals like Wipro, Capgemini, TCS, and LTIMindtree have asked their employees to return to the office for all or at least 50 per cent of their working days per week.
In an effort to increase productivity as the market for their services wanes, Indian IT service providers are following the lead of their international competitors in this regard.
In a sign that there is yet more time for the global decline in technology expenditure, Infosys cut its sales projection for the entire year last month and announced it was postponing some recruiting.
Indian competitor Tata Consultancy Services requested that a large number of staff members report back to work five days a week beginning on October 1.
In the US, Alphabet Inc.'s Google has faced criticism for a similar rule, while Amazon.com Inc. has taken harsh measures against staff members who have disregarded the company's request that they report to work three days a week.