Trump directed top officials to suggest reforms to help ensure that H-1B visas are awarded to the most-skilled or highest-paid beneficiaries.
The Indian IT industry is grappling with popular protectionist sentiment and efforts to curb labour intake in nearly all its major markets.
Cisco is already manufacturing access points and routers in Pune. Its president, Dinesh Malkani, said the company expects to complete 50 digitisation projects by December end.
H-1B is the most commonly used visa for workforce transfer for Indian IT professionals going to the US. It has been under scrutiny since Trump assumed charge.
Roy, who takes over from CP Gurnani, CEO of Tech Mahindra, is considered one of the poster boys of the Indian business process outsourcing industry.
YouTube is seeing massive growth in India and has 180 mn viewers on mobile phones alone. In the last year, YouTube consumption from mobile has grown to 80% from 55%.
Roy takes over from CP Gurnani, CEO of Tech Mahindra. He is considered one of the poster boys of the Indian business process outsourcing industry.
Curbs in all major markets will severely disrupt the outsourcing model which has delivered enormous growth in the past two decades for Indian IT industry.
Some experts have also called out misuse of the H-1B visa system by Indian IT services firms. Indian IT industry has consistently denied any wrongdoing.
With Indian companies being advised to hire local talent, they are looking at relocating some of their operations to other countries in the region.
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