State bank of India is looking forward to make work from home facility for women employees for some functions. The Chairman and Managing Director of the bank Mrs. Bhattacharya stated that she is looking out for the feasibility of this plan if this could help their women employees.
She stated that it has been observed that out of the total employees more than 20% of the employees are women. The dropout rate of the women was noticed a bit large due to several reasons including looking after children, to relocate or to look after the elderly.
Mrs. Bhattacharya wants to increase the retention rate of the female employees and in order to do she has allowed women to take a two-year sabbatical from work in case they want it for children's education or taking care of parents and now is looking out for making the work from home option for women in certain options.