RIL initiates work from home, makes provision for key services

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Last Updated: Thu, Mar 19th, 2020, 11:21:22hrs
RIL initiates work from home, makes provision for key services

Mumbai: Reliance Industries has initiated a work from home protocol for all its employees across the country and overseas in response to the evolving coronavirus situation.

The company has made provisions for essential services.

A senior RIL official said on Wednesday that work from home protocol will be effective till March 31.

"The company has migrated to an 'Agile Work From Home' protocol that encourages all employees to work from home and to utilise all productivity and digital tools at their disposal to maximise productivity," the official said.

"Staff have been advised to communicate more often among each other than on normal days and to stay connected over Outlook, MS Teams and enterprise platforms as well as the company's other internal platforms."

However, considering the public requirements, RIL said that it will continue to provide all essential services to the citizens and will keep open its main retail grocery stores, telecom connectivity services, hospital and any other essential services required for public or business continuity.

"To perform these essential services, RIL hopes to keep staff requirement to the minimum possible, and expects about 10 per cent of its staff to be deployed, on a rotation basis, as feasible," the official said.

"RIL is providing adequate health and safety training to all its essential staff through frequent advisories and communication. The company will also reimburse app taxi fare for such staff for work related commute during this period so as to reduce pressure on public transport."

In addition, RIL said that it will continue to monitor the situation and evaluate its response mechanisms on a real time basis.