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Social distancing apps and facial recognition are the new normal at India’s IT firms

Ananya Bhattacharya
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Indian IT is slowly—and nervously—returning to the office.

The $130 billion outsourcing industry was one of the least prepared to shift to a work-from-home model when the Indian government announced a nationwide lockdown in March. So for the past two months, the sector, which employs over 4 million people in India, operated with a makeshift hybrid model where most of the staff worked remotely but many workers were forced to come to offices.

But now, as India gradually lifts lockdown restrictions, IT companies want to be better prepared. So, offices are getting sanitised, equipped, and digitised to ensure safety and hygiene.

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