Nasscom to seek US IT association's help

By siliconindia staff writer   |   Monday, 17 November 2003, 08:00 Hrs
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KOLKATA: Concerned about the possible impact of visa restrictions by the US government for Indian professionals, Nasscom on Sunday said it would seek help of the Information Technology Association of America in this regard and try to sensitise the US about its adverse effect on Indo-US business and the US companies.

"The cap (on granting of H1-B visa to Indians going for employment in US) would act as a dampener, leading to disruption in Indo-US business. In the short term it will disrupt flow of business and the US companies will also be affected," Nasscom president Kiran Karnik said.

While the impact of the visa restrictions for Indian professionals was yet to become apparent, "it will definitely be felt by April next, if not amended”, he said.

Asked what steps Nasscom would take to neutralise the protectionist measure, Karnik said, "We are taking help of the ITAA. We will try to make the US understand that it will also affect their companies.”




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