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'Efforts Of Companies Will Fail', Says IT Minister Amid Moonlighting

Chandrashekhar, while addressing an event of Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI), appreciated the views of professional staff on the issue of moonlighting

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On one hand, where IT companies have opened a front against moonlighting, on the other hand Union IT and Skill Development Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar has said that the efforts of the companies trying to prevent employees from setting up their startups will fail. 

The minister amid a heated debate over the practice of 'moonlighting' among professionals, supported employees regarding this, and said that days are gone when employees spend their entire lives in the same job after getting jobs in big technology companies.

Chandrashekhar, while addressing an event of Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI), appreciated the views of professional staff on the issue of moonlighting. He said that the efforts of companies to impose restrictions on their employees and prevent them from setting up their startups are definitely going to fail.

He said, today's youth are full of confidence, they want to increase their value and earn more money. That's why companies say that they should not work on their startup and their efforts to ban employees will definitely not be successful.

However, the minister definitely said that the contract obligations with the company should not be violated due to 'moonlighting'. According to an official release, Chandrashekhar said at the event that this is the era of employee-entrepreneurs and the corporate world and companies have to understand that there has been a change in the mindset and attitude of the young Indian technical workforce.

Every method of imposing restrictions will fail, he said. Employers want employees to remain entrepreneurial while engaging with them. But the same employees can apply this thing to themselves as well. Chandreshkhar said, it is similar to what lawyers or counselors do. In future work is going to be like this.


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