Debjani Ghosh: Tech talent mobility and Haryana’s wall

(Debjani Ghosh is President of IT industry lobby Nasscom. This op-ed first appeared in Times of India edition dated April 6) 

The Indian tech sector has been super competitive because it has always put a premium on innovation, the foundation of which has been laid on new-age skills, particularly digital. Even in the pandemic year, we were amongst the few industries to grow and our secret sauce was the unwavering focus on our most important asset – our people. Through the crisis, the companies never stopped investing heavily in upskilling their people. In fact, they did even more than before. That’s why, deep concerns were raised when the new Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020, came to light …

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