Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
22-November-2010 17:07 IST
Ban on Software Companies
In United States of America (USA) as per the recent Executive Order by Governor of Ohio, no public funds should be spent on services provided off-shore (outside the United States).

The move against off-shoring is a concern to India, however, as per National Association of Software Services Company (NASSCOM) Indian IT industry do not foresee any significant impact as a result of this order since Federally funded projects represent a small fraction in the overall demand for off-shored services.

As per the inputs made available by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce, India’s concerns have been taken up with the US side in the India-US Trade Policy Forum as well as in other Bi-lateral engagements with the US side.

This information was given in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today by Shri Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology.