In consultation with electronics manufacturing committee members, AMCHAM India made a submission on labour codes for the electronics manufacturing segment for the draft Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Rules 2022 for consideration by Mr. Manoz Jain, Secretary to the Government, Labour Department, Government of Karnataka on July 21, 2022
In consultation with electronics manufacturing committee members, AMCHAM India made a submission on labour codes for the electronics manufacturing segment for the draft Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Rules 2022 for consideration by Mr. K. Jagathesan M.E., Director, Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Labour Welfare and Skill Development Department, Government of Tamil Nadu on July 14, 2022.
WFH permission granted for SEZs vide Circular No 10/311/2010-SEZ/10499 dated 22nd Dec 2021 and extension of the same accorded upto 31st Dec 2022 vide Circular No 10/311/2010-SEZ/4299 dated 27th May 2022.
SEZs at varied locations have prescribed different dates upto which extensions are applicable and percentage of employees to return to office as well. The anticipated challenges highlighted are :
What percentage of employees will need to return back will clarified after the amendments to the SEZ Act/Rule or instructions from SEZ on this matter.
Most businesses, as an organization, would like to respectfully accord that opportunity to their teams to work in a flexible manner and help them with work life balance as well.
Talent management & operational challenges resulting in anticipated increased risk of employee attrition and employee morale and engagement issues are clearly evident.
Insistence on return of bonded SEZ assets hitherto distributed during COVID to support Working from Home
In consultation with the industry members, AMCHAM India submitted its recommendations on the WTO Customs Duty Moratorium on Electronics Transmission to Mr. Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), Govt. of India and Mr. Deepak Bagla, Managing Director and CEO, Invest India, Govt. of India on June 6th, 2022.
On May 13th, 2022, AMCHAM India shared preliminary concerns on behalf of industry members related to CERT-In Directions 2022, notified on April 28th, 2022 to Dr. Sanjay Bahl, Director General, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. Issues related to global server timing, NTP server connections, short incident reporting time periods, etc. were covered. AMCHAM requested industry/stakeholder consultation on the topic with the department.