Congress chief Manish Tewari on Friday prolonged his assist to Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy’s remark and recommendation on ‘working 70 hours per week’ that 70 hours per week with in the future off and 15 days of trip per 12 months ought to change into the norm.
The Congress chief’s response got here days after Murthy created a minor storm on social media when he mentioned younger folks ought to work 70 hours per week to extend the nation’s productiveness.
Chatting with What’s mistaken with it? As public representatives, a few of us work 12 to fifteen hours a day, 7 days per week, balancing our careers with public service. I can not bear in mind the final time I took a Sunday off. Sunday can be a full working day within the constituency/discipline no matter whether or not you might be elected or unelected. If India actually desires to change into a terrific energy, one and even two generations should work seventy hours per week. 70 hours per week with in the future off and 15 trip days in a single 12 months ought to change into the norm. So long as there’s sufficient work!”
I do not perceive the fuss @Infosys_nmurthy assertion a few 70-hour working week. What’s mistaken with it? A few of us public representatives work 12 to fifteen hours a day, 7 days per week, balancing our careers with public service.
I can not bear in mind the final time I took a Sunday off.…
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) November 10, 2023
Chatting with former Infosys CFO Mohandas Pai just lately on the primary episode of 3one4 Capital’s podcast ‘The Document’, Murthy had mentioned that youth must put in additional hours to compete with main economies.
“Indian labor productiveness is without doubt one of the lowest on the earth. Until we enhance our labor productiveness, we will be unable to compete with the international locations which have made super progress,” he mentioned, evaluating India with China, Japan and Germany.
He added: “In order that’s why my request is that our youth ought to say, ‘That is my nation. I want to work 70 hours per week.”
Murthy’s feedback have been criticized by some for apparently selling a ‘tradition of overwork’, and praised by few others for making an attempt to impress the youth into motion.