Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has requested the British Prime Minister Theresa May to review the new visa rules announced by the UK government. He said the movement of skilled tech workers from India should be seen as a trade priority rather than an immigration.
“Under the new visa rules announced by the UK Home Office, anyone applying after November 24 under the Tier-2 intra-company transfer (ICT) category would be required to meet a higher salary threshold of 30,000 pounds from the earlier 20,800 pounds. I request you to review the new policy so that the earlier threshold is continued,” he said.
“Madam Prime Minister, our fast growing and high-value tech sectors rely upon an effective immigration policy that attracts high-skilled workers and minimises barriers to the flow of talented people,”, Siddaramaiah remarked.
In between Siddaramaiah welcomed the British Government and British industry to actively participate in this year’s Aero India show in February 2017 which takes place at Bengaluru.
Today, the last day of May’s Indian visit, she was in tech-hub of India. Earlier She had signed two trade agreements with Modi.