IT Chief Secretary Jayesh Ranjan says the Telangana government wants employees to return to their jobs and sees the IT offices fully operational by the end of September

Hyderabad: After being affected by the Covid pandemic for more than a year, the Hyderabad IT corridor could soon shed its desolate look and return to its usual hustle and bustle. Information Technology (IT) chief secretary Jayesh Ranjan said the Telangana government wants people to return to their jobs and expects the IT offices to be fully operational by the end of September.

“The state government’s position is that the offices should be reopened. The vaccination rate in the country is increasing. Almost all sectors including hospitality, retail and entertainment have reopened and the infection rate in the city has not increased, ”he said.

The IT campuses support not only the livelihood of IT professionals, but also many others, and therefore prolonged office closure has a major financial impact on this sector. “Many people rely on the IT sector to run their kitchens. There are hundreds of transportation workers, housekeeping workers, security guards and those who work in office canteens who are suffering. Now that there is a sharp drop in Covid cases and with so many vaccination campaigns, we think it is the right time to open the offices, ”emphasized Jayesh Ranjan.

Goldman Sachs may be reopening its office soon, he says, adding, “Several other offices are also reopening. We also speak to the senior management of some MNCs to work from the office. This will increase the confidence of employees to come to the office. “

Krishna Yedula, general secretary of the Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC), said, “A lot of companies are waiting for the vaccination percentage to go up, and yet I have to say that many MNCs have taken actions to vaccinate their employees. Employers can look for more flexible options for working in the office. “

Amid speculation about a possible third wave of Covid in the country, some employees may be a little unsure whether they work full-time in the office. However, the authorities are confident that they have everything under control. Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar said: “We are ready to deal with any crisis. At the moment we know that the situation is safe for the offices to reopen and some of them are already open. “

The government is ready to deal with any unfortunate situation. “If there is a third wave of the pandemic, we will be prepared for it. After successfully handling two waves of the coronavirus, the government has enough facilities, medical equipment, trained staff, medication, etc. to handle the situation. We are also monitoring the situation in other countries, ”says Jayesh Ranjan.

After working from home for over a year, most employees want to go back to the office – but not five days a week. Many employees hope that companies will opt for a “hybrid model” of work – one that allows the employee to work from home and come to the office occasionally.

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