BPO articles

Government should consider framing dedicated policy for BPO sector: Parliament panel

A Parliamentary panel today asserted that the government should consider designing a dedicated policy for the country’s BPO industry to chalk out a future roadmap for the sector that generated over USD 30 billion revenues in 2016-17. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, in its report, also highlighted the need to lay more emphasis

H-1B Visa alert: Trump administration reconfirms its intent to rescind H4 rule on spouses of H1B visa holders

The Trump administration has reconfirmed its intent to rescind H-4 rule regarding employment authorisation to certain spouses of H-1B visas, popular among Indian IT professionals. The move will have a major impact on Indian-American women as they are the major beneficiary of the Obama-era rule. “Removing H-4 Dependent Spouses From the Class of Aliens Eligible

H1B visa issue: Why it is important to separate sentiment from facts, Nasscom chairman explains

Amid the Donald Trump administration’s heightened scrutiny of H1B work visas and uncertainty among workers, Nasscom Chairman Rishad Premji has said it is important to “separate the sentiment from the fact” regarding the visas. “I think it is important to separate the sentiment from the fact,” Premji told PTI in an interview here.

Major blow for spouses of H1B visa holders! Trump admin says rescinding of H-4 visa work permit in final stages

The move to rescind work authorisation to certain categories of H-4 visa holders is in final stages, the Trump administration has told a US court, a decision that could hit tens of thousands of Indians. H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals

H1B visa process begins today; Donald Trump administration makes visa approval tougher

The process of filing petitions for H-1B visa has begun amidst unprecedented scrutiny by United States President Donald Trump’s administration. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is the federal agency responsible to process the visas, has indicated that there will be zero tolerance for even minor errors. H-1B

Indian techies to worry? USCIS warns foreign workers multiple H1B applications would attract rejection

Multiple H-1B applications will lead to rejection of the petitions, a federal American agency has warned foreign workers, days ahead of the initiation of filing process for the non-immigrant visa, popular among Indian techies. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has indicated that it would intensify scrutiny of such applications. The H-1B filing process