India has taken up visa issue with US: Nirmala

NEW DELHI: The US has not made any ‘comprehensive changes’ in its work visa programmes, including H-1B visas, so far despite India taking up the issue with the American Government from time to time, Parliament was informed today.

Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the problems being faced by the IT industry have been raised by India with the US Government from time to time at various levels.

India has also taken up the matter on US visa fee hike in the dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organization (WTO), she said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

“The US has not made any comprehensive changes to the work visa programmes including H-1B visas so far,” she said.

The minister also said India has made continuous efforts to raise concerns pertaining to IT and ITeS industries in different bilateral meetings including in the Trade Policy Forum. (AGENCIES)


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