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Ravi Shankar Prasad raises visa concerns with US

Published Mar 8, 2017, 12:44 am IST
Updated Mar 8, 2017, 1:02 am IST
IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
 IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi: IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday that India has conveyed its concerns at a ‘very senior level’ in the US administration on the move to curb H-1B visa processing.

“I think our concerns at a very senior level have already been conveyed to the government of USA. I would not like to get into the details except that Indian IT companies are giving good value addition to US companies,” said Mr Prasad.

The minister pointed out that the Indian IT companies are servicing more than 75 per cent of Fortune 500 companies. “They are making them more competitive and giving them extraordinary value addition. I am given to understand that they have paid around $20-billion tax revenue in last 5 years. They have created 4,00,000 jobs, not only in America but other parts of the world. Indian IT companies and IT professionals are giving lot of opening to American
companies in India,” said the Union IT minister.

Mr Prasad said that the whole IT movement in the world is based on sharing and reciprocity. On recent reports of misuse of Aadhaar data, Mr Prasad said that the unique ID is completely safe and secure and that some people were trying to play mischief in a “sponsored manner” against whom police have taken action.



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