FM may take up H-1B visa issue with US authorities
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday indicated that he would take up the visa issue with the US authorities during his visit to America.
"These (IT industry issues) are matters of discussion with the appropriate authorities there. Once I do discuss and get an opportunity, I will let you know," he told reporters when asked whether he would take up the concerns of the Indian IT sector with the US administration. The Indian IT industry has expressed serious concerns over the US government moving towards tightening the rules for grant of H-1B visa, mainly used by domestic IT professionals for short-term work.
Jaitley is leaving on Wednesday night on a five-day visit to the United States to attend the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and IMF as well as deliberations of