US delegation to meet Ravi Shankar Prasad, discussion over skilled manpower, IP rights

| Updated: Feb 21, 2017 15:49 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. (ANI): A delegation from the United States will meet Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in the national capital today, to discuss issues like movement of skilled manpower and IP rights. The eight-member delegation led by Congressman Bod Goodlatte will meet the Union Minister around 3 p.m. The meeting comes at a time when the new administration in the U.S. under President Donald Trump, is proposing an overhaul of the H-1B visa regime, raising concerns among Indian IT firms. Goodlatte, as Chairman of House Judiciary Committee, along with other members, pslay an important role in crafting policies around high-skilled immigration and intellectual property in the US Congress. The Indian side is expected to highlight and share information on direct jobs being created by Indian IT firms in the US, and their contribution in making the American economy competitive. Apart from the delegation, Microsoft's India-born Chief Satya Nadella is also scheduled to meet Prasad today. (ANI)
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