BPO articles

Major blow to Indian IT firms in US: Donald Trump’s planned H-1B visa rule changes to hurt Indians

The Trump administration has said it is planning to “revise” the definition of employment and specialty occupations under the H-1B visas, a move which will have a detrimental impact on Indian IT companies and small and medium-sized contractual firms mostly owned by Indian-Americans. The H-1B visa, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant

India urges US to take ‘balanced, sensitive’ view on H-1B visa issue

India Thursday urged the US to take a “balanced and sensitive” view on the issue of proposed changes in America’s H-1B visa policy, saying it could effect the people-to-people links that are crucial for energising bilateral ties. During the first 2+2 dialogue between the two countries, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sought US Secretary of

Wait gets longer for Indian IT professionals as US extends suspension of premium processing for H1-B visas

The US has extended the temporary suspension of premium processing for H1-B visas, popular among Indian IT professionals, as part of its efforts to clear the backlog. Premium processing is a feature that shortens the usual processing time of H-1B visa petitions from an average of six months to 15 calendar days for a fee

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