The issue has been heated in the IT sector after the expulsion of around 300 employees of Wipro who were found doing moonlighting. Giants like Mohandas Pai and Infosys co-founder Krish Gopal Krishnan have come face to face on this issue.
Moonlighting means working in one company and also working for another company. Many employees adopted such a practice while working from home during the Kovid epidemic. This trend has been seen the most, especially in the IT sector.
In a recent survey by Kotak Institutional Equities, out of 400 people in the IT industry, about 65% believed that they were either doing moonlighting themselves or knew people who do moonlighting.
Earlier, Wipro Executive Chairman Rishad Premji had opposed it in several public forums, terming Moonlighting as a fraud. After that Infosys also warned its employees against moonlighting.
The management had also threatened to fire such employees. This was followed by a heated debate on the ethics and legality of moonlighting.
These giants in opposition:
1. Kris Gopalakrishnan
2. Rishad Premji
These giants on the side:
1. Mohandas Pai
2. CP Gurnani
first moonlighting policy
Food delivery platform Swiggy has rolled out the industry’s first moonlighting policy. Through this, the company has motivated the employees to do some other work after work. Swiggy believes that every individual has the right to personal and professional development.
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