MCA ADVISORY ON WORK FROM HOME POLICY AND AFFIRMATION OF THE SAME TO MCA – Eshwars
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MCA ADVISORY ON WORK FROM HOME POLICY AND AFFIRMATION OF THE SAME TO MCA

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) has issued an advisory on preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19

Work from home policy

To COntain the VIrus by staying InDoors, the MCA has directed companies and LLPs, to put in place an immediate plan to implement the “Work From Home” policy as a temporary measure till 31st March 2020, by when the positions will be reviewed.

For whom applicable – Companies and LLPs, their headquarters and field offices.

Recommended methodology of interaction

a. Video conference or other electronic/telephonic/computerised means.

b. Minimise physical interactions by having staggered timings for essential staff.

c. Preventive measures issued by public health authorities to be strictly followed.

Filing of CAR with MCA

        1. MCA proposes to deploy a web-form CAR (Company Affirmation of Readiness towards COVID-19).
        2. Date on which web form will be available: 23rd March 2020.
        3. Person signing: The web-form to be signed by authorised signatory of the company.
        4. Due date: MCA has given the date as “23rd instant”.

The Office of the Minister of Corporate Affairs tweeted: “Reports that Company Affirmation of Readiness (CAR) will pose an additional compliance burden on companies are not accurate. The form is a simple Yes/No on the adoption of ‘work from home’. It is a confidence building measure during a public health emergency. #IndiaFightCorona”, and further clarified by another tweet “The Company Affirmation of Readiness (CAR) is only an appeal to companies to join hands to contain the #Coronavirus disease through social distancing. #IndiaFightsCoronavirus”

Link to the advisory – www.mca.gov.in

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