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  • Prolonged lockdown may result in job cuts in IT industry: NASSCOM former president Apr 12, 2020 02:22 PM IST

    Prolonged lockdown may result in job cuts in IT industry: NASSCOM former president

    NASSCOM former president R Chandrashekhar has said that the work-from-home culture may become a positive development in the long run as it opens up newer avenues and save investments by IT firms.

  • Yes Bank appoints R Chandrashekhar, Pratima Sheorey as directors Apr 26, 2018 09:21 PM IST

    Yes Bank appoints R Chandrashekhar, Pratima Sheorey as directors

    The shareholders would consider the appointment of Chandrashekhar as an independent director on the board of the bank at the ensuing Annual General Meeting, Yes Bank said in a statement.

  • Indian IT industry could see upturn next year: R Chandrashekhar Nov 02, 2017 02:32 PM IST

    Indian IT industry could see upturn next year: R Chandrashekhar

    The industry is on track to posting 7-8 per cent growth in exports in the current fiscal and there is no case for revisiting those numbers as no new factor has emerged, said software services body Nasscom's president, R Chandrashekhar.

  • Artificial intelligence has come of age: Nasscom president R Chandrashekhar Oct 30, 2017 12:34 PM IST

    Artificial intelligence has come of age: Nasscom president R Chandrashekhar

    The AI is fast reaching a stage where many of the tasks performed by humans can be done by robots, Nasscom president R Chandrashekhar told PTI.

  • Many changes taking place in tech industry which impacts workforce: R Chandrashekhar, NASSCOM May 10, 2017 09:41 PM IST

    Many changes taking place in tech industry which impacts workforce: R Chandrashekhar, NASSCOM

  • Nasscom hopes to overcome visa issues Apr 21, 2017 08:45 AM IST

    Nasscom hopes to overcome visa issues

    Replying to query on the latest announcements curbing skilled job visas by Australia and the US, he said there is a rising trend of "protectionism" globally and anti-globalisation.

  • Singapore visa issue may hurt future deals for IT cos: Nasscom Apr 03, 2017 09:17 PM IST

    Singapore visa issue may hurt future deals for IT cos: Nasscom

    Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar said that issuance of visas to the tech workers under the intra company transfers has "reduced to a trickle" and so for all practical purposes "the tap has been shut".

  • Restricting work rights for H-1B spouses a dampener: Nasscom Mar 08, 2017 10:08 PM IST

    Restricting work rights for H-1B spouses a dampener: Nasscom

    IT industry body Nasscom today said any move to restrict work rights for spouses of H-1B visa holders may dampen the enthusiasm of tech professionals to go on such visas, but will not directly impact the industry.

  • Will ensure H-1B reforms don't hinder India's IT sector: NASSCOM Mar 06, 2017 09:29 PM IST

    Will ensure H-1B reforms don't hinder India's IT sector: NASSCOM

    NASSCOM President R Chandrashekhar said he will consult the US government and its embassy in India to ensure that the industry does not face any difficulty or hindrance in its work.

  • Nasscom team heads to US to discuss visa issues Feb 22, 2017 09:34 PM IST

    Nasscom team heads to US to discuss visa issues

    A delegation of IT industry body Nasscom will be in Washington DC tomorrow to engage with members of the new US administration on issues like clampdown on work visas and flow of skilled manpower between the two nations.

  • Trump policy causing uncertainity but IT demand robust: NASSCOM Feb 15, 2017 05:05 PM IST

    Trump policy causing uncertainity but IT demand robust: NASSCOM

    Despite uncertainties stemming of US President Donald Trump's visa policies. IT industry body NASSCOMM is confident of a strong demand for the sector.

  • Indian IT firms to meet Trump officials on visa reform concerns Feb 03, 2017 07:54 AM IST

    Indian IT firms to meet Trump officials on visa reform concerns

    R. Chandrashekhar, head of Indian IT industry body Nasscom, said details of the visit were still being finalised, but chief executives from some of India's big IT companies would be part of a delegation visiting Washington in the week of February 20.

  • Nasscom team to visit Washington to flag off industry concerns Feb 02, 2017 06:18 PM IST

    Nasscom team to visit Washington to flag off industry concerns

    Industry body Nasscom will take a delegation of senior executives to Washington DC later this month to reach out to the new US administration as well as senators on concerns around clampdown on visas and flow of skilled manpower between the two nations.

  • H-1B Visa Bill does not protect interest of US workers: Nasscom Jan 31, 2017 02:51 PM IST

    H-1B Visa Bill does not protect interest of US workers: Nasscom

    A legislation has been introduced in the US House of Representatives for doubling minimum salary of H-1B holders to USD 130,000. This will make it difficult for American companies to get more skilled workers from other countries including India.

  • IT to remain muted in Q4, bottom out thereafter: Nasscom chief Jan 13, 2017 02:23 PM IST

    IT to remain muted in Q4, bottom out thereafter: Nasscom chief

    Nasscom chairman R Chandrashekhar said positive signs of an upturn were already visible in the Q3 earnings of Infosys and TCS, with significant growth in revenues from the digital space.

  • Nasscom meets GST Council on concerns over implementation Jan 03, 2017 08:26 PM IST

    Nasscom meets GST Council on concerns over implementation

    Cautioning that current form of GST implementation could pose serious challenges for IT sector, industry body Nasscom today met the GST Council to express concern on tax treatment of software and make a case for 'single registration' under the new regime.

  • Govt, industry must tackle challenges of globalisation: Nasscom Nov 07, 2016 08:30 AM IST

    Govt, industry must tackle challenges of globalisation: Nasscom

    Last week, the UK announced that beginning November 24, the minimum salary threshold for Tier 2 inter-company transfer visas, which are usually used by the Indian IT industry, will be increased from 24,800 pounds to 30,000 pounds. The long term visa cost will go up to 41,500 pounds.

  • Nasscom to lower FY17 growth guidance; revision by mid-Nov Nov 04, 2016 09:42 PM IST

    Nasscom to lower FY17 growth guidance; revision by mid-Nov

    "A revision is clearly on the cards, and it will be downwards... after all the second quarter results are over, we will complete our analysis by mid-November," Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar told PTI.

  • Not sure if Ramadorai's exit linked to Tata-Mistry feud: NASSCOM Nov 01, 2016 10:13 PM IST

    Not sure if Ramadorai's exit linked to Tata-Mistry feud: NASSCOM

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18, R Chandrashekhar, Presiden tof NASSCOM said that Ramadorai led the NSDC and played a major role in the skill development programme over the last few years.

  • India's ease of doing business rank 'worrying': Nasscom Oct 27, 2016 08:20 AM IST

    India's ease of doing business rank 'worrying': Nasscom

    Replying to a question by reporters on India's 130th position in terms of ease of doing business, Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar said, "I think that should be hugely worrying." But he said that the country has the third-largest base of startups, which is encouraging.

  • Nasscom likely to lower FY17 export revenue growth guidance Oct 26, 2016 06:02 PM IST

    Nasscom likely to lower FY17 export revenue growth guidance

    IT industry body Nasscom on Wednesday said it is "fairly clear" that it will have to revise downwards its export revenue growth guidance of 10-12 per cent for 2016-17 in view of muted second quarter results by major companies in the sector.

  • TCS chief's elevation to Tata Sons Board fitting: Nasscom prez Oct 26, 2016 12:00 PM IST

    TCS chief's elevation to Tata Sons Board fitting: Nasscom prez

    Speaking to CNBC-TV18 Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar spoke about TCS Chief and MD Natarajan Chandrasekaran‘s elevation to the Tata Sons Board. He said that the move signifies the rising importance of IT in a large multi-sector conglomerate‘s business portfolio.

  • NASSCOM to wait for more earnings before reviewing FY17 guidance Oct 14, 2016 11:59 AM IST

    NASSCOM to wait for more earnings before reviewing FY17 guidance

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18, R Chandrashekhar, President of NASSCOM said a lot of short-term cues are negatively impacting IT industry.

  • Nasscom to review IT guidance for this fiscal after Q2 earnings Sep 08, 2016 10:35 AM IST

    Nasscom to review IT guidance for this fiscal after Q2 earnings

    The analysts are bearish on the entire IT pack and believe that the sector will underperform in coming quarters. However, industry body Nasscom says that various factors are the reason behind volatility in the sector.

  • US must commit not to discriminate against Indian cos: Nasscom Aug 31, 2016 06:04 PM IST

    US must commit not to discriminate against Indian cos: Nasscom

    "The US should revisit the issue of hike in visa fee, and find appropriate alternatives to fund their (social) objectives. Also, there should be clear commitment against such discriminatory steps in future," R Chandrashekhar, President of Nasscom told PTI.

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