Narayana Murthy’s 70-hour work week advice now reaches parliament

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Recently, Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy gave a statement where he said that everyone should work 70 hours a week. Consequently, most industry experts and people express their voices and are critical of the statement.

But now, during the first day of the Winter session of the Parliament, three Lok Sabha MPs asked the Narendra Modi government whether it is evaluating the suggestion posed by the Infosys co-founder.

Several business owners agreed with Narayana Murthy that productivity needs to increase while some disagreed about adequate compensation following his 70-hour work week.

India’s workforce must increase their productivity in order to compete with countries like Japan and China, Narayana Murthy said during an interview with Infosys’ former CFO Mohandas Pai.

“India’s work productivity is one of the lowest in the world. Unless we improve our work productivity, we will not be able to compete with those countries that have made tremendous progress. So, therefore, my request is that our youngsters must say ‘this is my country. I’d like to work 70 hours a week,” Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy had said.

According to a media report, Congress MP Komati Venkata Reddy, Bharat Rashtra Samithi’s Manne Srinivas Reddy and Kanumuru Raghu Rama Krishna Raju of the YSR Congress Party in an unstarred question to the Ministry of Labour and Employment, asked, “Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state: Whether the Government is evaluating the 70 hour work proposal made by Infosys co-founder?”

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