On International Women’s Day, ICICI Bank has launched [email protected] initiative that allows women employees to work from home for up to a year. This initiative allows women employees to work from home in a safe and secure manner, creating a seamless office-like environment.The technology platform for this programme has been developed by ICICI Bank in partnership with IIT Delhi. To ensure that data security and privacy are upheld, facial recognition technology would be used to scan the face to ascertain there no intruder accesses the office system.
Women in all roles, except those in direct customer-facing ones, would be eligible for this initiative based on their life stage needs. These would include young mothers, expectant mothers, those suffering from medical conditions among others.
under this programme, employees working from home can carry out multiple tasks such as checking documents for disbursement of loans, image-based verification of cheques for clearance, first-level scrutiny of documents for opening of accounts and processing of export-import documents for payments.
The bank has also launched an initiative which aids women managers who travel on business, by covering the travel and stay of young children and their caregivers. This would ensure that when a young mother of a child up to three years travels for an official purpose on an overnight trip, the child is also allowed to travel with her.
ICICI Bank has also introduced new benefits under its “Advantage Woman Savings Account”. These include unlimited free ATM usage at all banks, cash back subject to a maximum of Rs 750 per month on usage of debit card at departmental stores; it also provides 30 per cent discount on first-year locker rentals.