Extended WFH facility for all SEZ Units under MEPZ SEZ up to March 31, 2022

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The Madras Export Processing Zone (“MEPZ”) Special Economic Zone (“SEZ”), Chennai issued Circular No. 241/DCC/2021-22 MEPZ SEZ dated December 20, 2021 to extend the Work From Home (“WFH”) facility up to March 31, 2022 under proviso to Rule 43 of SEZ Rules 2006 as a measure of ease of doing business.

In view of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the consequent lockdown imposed, the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India vide Letter No. K. 43013(12)/1/2021-SEZ dated May 06, 2021 had asked the Development Commissioners to consider and approve requests from the SEZ Units for extension of Work from Home (WFH) facility, in a liberal manner, till such time the National Disaster Management Authority or the state Governments continue to issue orders governing the Covid-19 Pandemic Management.

In order to obviate the need for each of such SEZ Units applying for such extension of WFH facility, and as a measure of Ease of Doing Business, it was decided to grant extension of the WFH facility up to December 31, 2021, under proviso to Rule 43 of SEZ Rules 2006, to all such SEZ Units under MEPZ SEZ which prefer to avail the facility of WFH.

As a continuing measure of Ease of Doing Business, it has been decided to extend the WFH facility upto March 31, 2022.

The Circular can be accessed at: https://www.a2ztaxcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/SEZ_Circular_No.-241_DCC_2021_22-MEPZ-SEZ-dated-20_12_2021.pdf