Perspective: No Moonlighting | 15 September, 2022

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In this episode of the Perspective Prog. Based on ‘Moonlighting’. Moonlighting- the buzz word of late in the Indian tech industry – and which has become a subject matter of greater debate. To begin with – what’s moonlighting?. Well, it is the practice of taking up a second job during or outside the working hours of the primary employment. Why is it in making news again?. So, global tech major IBM, which employs over a lakh people in India, has termed moonlighting an unethical practice. IBM’s managing director for India and South Asia has said and I quote “…notwithstanding what people can do in the rest of their time, it is not ethically right to do moonlighting. IT giant Infosys has also warned its employees against dual employment, saying it could lead to termination. Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji has also termed such behaviour by employees as ‘cheating’. The big question is – What is propelling the culture of moonlighting? Why is it deemed unethical? What does the law say about dual employment in India?.

Anchor:- Teena Jha
Producer:- Sagheer Ahmad

Guest Coordinator:- Anshuman, Lokesh Bhardwaj

1. Harpreet Singh Saluja, Founder President, Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate
2. Shankar Aggarwal, Former Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment
3. Sandeep Aggarwal, Chairman, Industry Affairs Committee, PHDCCI

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