Petition on behalf of IT and ITES workers to Central Labor Minister during Covid19 outbreak – FITE

Petition on behalf of IT and ITES workers to Central Labor Minister during Covid19 outbreak – FITE


The Minister for Labour and Employment

Ministry of Labour & Employment
Govt. of India,
Shram Shakti Bhawan
Rafi Marg.
New Delhi-110001

Respected Sir,

Sub: Petition on behalf of IT and ITES workers during Covid19 outbreak – FITE

Forum for IT and ITES Employees (FITE) representing IT & ITES employees would like to draw your immediate attention on certain issues faced by IT workers at this stage of Covid 19 outbreak.

It is known fact to everyone that World Health Organization and many of the COVID 19 virus affected countries announced medical emergency. In India too medial emergency was announced and on 22.03.2020, we had observed one day curfew across the country as a way to create seriousness about the deadly virus spread among the people. Curfew was announced across the country on 24.03.2020

Our past experience with IT companies is that even during parliamentary and assembly general elections, floods, cyclones etc they are reluctant to declare holiday. They forced employees to come to office, asked to come through back doors, asked to compensate the leave by working in the weekends etc., So, the companies request for minimum workforce to maintain the business continuity needs to be monitored in this corona outbreak. This needs serious attention as more than 40 lakh employees are working in IT sector across the country.

FITE request on behalf of the IT & ITES employees to take immediate note on these issues and pass strict orders to IT companies:

To ensure closure of all IT companies

To ensure transparency in maintaining minimum workforce at office and purpose of it to be openly communicated to employees

To ensure Work From Home for trainees, contract workers

To allow employees to take leave with pay immediately, If Work From Home is not possible

To reimburse the internet bill, phone bill and other costs during the work at home period

To enforce 8 hours/day working hours strictly even when they work at home

To ensure no termination of employment and salary cut including contract workers, trainees etc.,

To ensure this opportunity is not used to deny job confirmation, bonus, hike and promotion which is based on the employees’ last year performance



Forum for IT and ITES Employees(FITE)