No Report of Employee’s Unrest in IT Industry

Press Release ID: 117509
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2015
Ministry: Ministry of Communications & Information Technology

The Minister for Communication and Information Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today. The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), an apex trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry has not reported any such concerns of the IT industry in recent past to Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications & Information Technology. Further, the Indian IT-BPO industry has been progressively growing and is estimated to have contributed to additional employment of 2,30,000 persons in FY 2014-15. The total direct employment by Indian IT-BPO sector is about 3.5 million professionals.

The employers in the Information Technology & Information Technology enabled Services (IT-ITES) sector, like other sectors are required to comply with applicable laws related to labour / employee welfare. According to the Ministry of Labour & Employment, IT sector operating in various parts of India, including MNCs are not covered in Central sphere under the Office of Chief Commissioner of Labour (Central).

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