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H1B visa issue: Govt seeks data from industry to take up matter with US

New Delhi: The government has sought detailed business data from the industry, mainly the IT companies, so that it can effectively take up their concerns over the US visa issue with the new American administration.

The issues related with visa was discussed during a meeting chaired by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last week.

It was suggested that the industry body like Nasscom should collate the data and assess the likely impact of the proposed changes in the visa regime by the US.

“The government needs solid data to take up the industry concerns with America,” sources said.

An industry source too stated that they have been advised to share the data “as in how much business will be impacted due to the new American visa policy”.

Sitharaman on February 9 held detailed discussions with top government officials and industry representatives on the proposed tightening of the US visa regime and its impact on the domestic IT sector. […]

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H1B visa issue: Govt seeks data from industry to take up matter with US