Indian outsourcing giant Infosys is expected to resume work from offices, indicating that the country’s $190 billion technology services sector moving to get back on track, Reuters reported.
The Bengaluru-based IT services company told employees in a memo last week that they could resume work from offices.
In its memo, Infosys said the country’s safety situation seems to be improving, with growing vaccination coverage. Infosys did not respond to Reuters’ request for comment on the memo.
The company said it had been operating in emergency mode for months but noted that the situation in the country was now improving.
“We have been getting requests from certain accounts to allow their team members to work from Infosys campuses. In addition, some of our employees have also been asking to come back and start working from office, as a personal preference.”
After reporting results last week, Infosys executives told analysts that roughly 99 percent of its staff was working from home, and the company would make efforts to get “more and more people to come to office” over the next couple of quarters.
India’s software services sector, which offers critical services for some of the world’s biggest companies, including banks and retailers, struggled when the pandemic first hit the country last year.
Thousands of technology employees have grown comfortable with working from home since and some managers in the sector privately say they are worried about their ability to get workers back on site if and when the situation improves.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the country’s biggest outsourcer, said earlier this month that it hoped to vaccinate all its employees and their families by September. TCS said 70 percent of the company’s staff had been fully or partially vaccinated so far.
Other companies such as Wipro have said they will wait until September to get staff back to work.