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Singapore: No work visas for Indian IT professionals

Singapore: Indian IT professionals are finding difficult to work in Singapore, before it was with the US and now it’s Singapore.

According to Deccan Chronicle, Work visas for Indians IT professionals have been stopped and push to hire more locals has led Indian companies to consider shifting their operations to other countries in the region.

This problem rose due to the new visas that had not been issued in 2016. The companies located in Singapore were given a suggestion to select the local talent for the work. The companies which are top like HCL, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant and L&T Infotech have their offices in Singapore, According to a media report.

R Chandrashekhar, Nasscom president said, “All Indian companies have received communication on fair consideration, which basically means hiring local people.”

Singapore had made the situations difficult that the companies are unable to hire the resources from India. This is blatant violation of CECA and India has put the review of this trade pact on hold.

According to First post, “Currently there are four bills in the US Congress about curbs on H1-B visas. We are engaged (in a dialogue) with the US at very high level regarding this… We are making all efforts (through diplomatic channels) to ensure these bills are not passed,” Sushma said in the Rajya Sabha last week.

Trump had promised to increase oversight of H-1B and L-1 visa programmes, during his campaign.