Taking a strong look at the recent worry raised by top IT multi-national corporations in India and the potential negative impacts to India-UK financial aspects, the Central government has implored the Government from UK to not raise the visa charges for skilled IT workers. In addition, the Indian Government has referred to the coming regulations against raising the ‘minimum wage limit for intra-company transfers’ as it will extend the cash budget for related firms. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (India) had sent a inscribed letter to Home Office (Immigration Department) of the UK, saying that the suggested measures by the Advisory Committee on Migration (MAC) on visas should be neglected as it will have repercussion on IT organizations of India, which directly affects associations based in the UK who partner with all or most of these organizations.
As detailed by an Indian government official, a letter has been sent from the official work residence of the Commerce Secretary to the Department of Home Office, UK. A message from the Minister of Commerce will similarly be sent soon.
The MAC has recommended the recommendation of UK£ 1000 increased charge on the company for its employment of skilled workers being used from abroad. It had, in similar manner, proposed the ‘least revenue threshold’ for the Tier 2 visa from UK£ 2,000 or more to 30,000 pounds and around UK£ 41,500 for the third party vendors.
Indian authorities similarly informed that the recommendations by the MAC, that chiefly concentrates on IT specialists from India is currently being looked into in-depth by the UK Home Office, and it is a due to be brought into regulation on 6th of April 2016. India is on a path to make UK immigration department to change its mind before that date arrives.
Meanwhile, NASSCOM had already stated in its report to the MAC, revealing that Indian IT firms contribute less to the net immigration numbers of the UK. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry too had said that placing limitations on IT specialists would not bring down the immigration numbers, as clients would still need to fill the positions.
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