H-1B Visa Case: Nasscom communicates concern

In concerning the U.S. recent visa probe against India’s IT companies, Nasscom, National Association for and Services Companies has said that Indian IT Industry sector need to understand that the parameters governing H1B/L1 visas are not clearly defined.

The Indian IT services industry body vice-president Ameet Nivsarkar who has visited in Melbourne to attend CeBIT Australia 2012, a mega business event, told reporters, “Indian industry has added significantly to the US competitiveness and have been good citizens, contributing to social security, local taxes, creating local employment, and contributing to the community”.

India’s second-largest outsourcing firm, Infosys, has alleged irregularities in violation of visa norms in U.S. recent investigation, in which US Department found ’significant percentage’ of errors in the company’s verifications of US work visa applications.

However, the company has denied all allegations against its business visa, but if US authorities find the company at fault, it could face ‘fines and penalties’.

U.S. probe against Indian companies may put impact over international business scope as Indian IT industry has played in enhancing Global business competitiveness.

For strengthening partnerships/associations with the Australian companies, Indian companies have to do very well according to proper norms. Key factors for that are building open markets, global trade and working with key stakeholders highlighting the benefits of employing IT.

“Keeping this in mind, the Indian companies have done remarkably well to strengthen their presence in Australia, over this short span of time,” Nivsarkar told reporters.

He also said that Nasscom is working with the governments, administration, policy makers to find ways that can help mitigate the impact upon the IT industry of visa restrictions, often based on flawed logic.”


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