At a time when Wipro has sacked 300 staff for moonlighting and most IT corporations have voiced their opposition to such practices by the employees members, Minister of State for IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar has mentioned that corporations shouldn’t put a lid on staff’ goals. He, nevertheless, added that moonlighting shouldn’t be in violation of any contractual obligations.
“Today’s youngsters have every sense of confidence and purpose about wanting to monetise, create more values out of his or her own skills. So, the efforts of companies that want to pin their employees down and say that you should not work on your own start-up or consulting are doomed to fail exercise,” he mentioned whereas addressing the ninth Annual Forum 2022 of the Public Affairs Forum of India on Friday.
He mentioned corporates and firms should now perceive there was a structural shift within the minds and attitudes of younger Indian tech workforce. FE