Indian tech firms take steps to stop fraud

Friday, 20 May 2005, 5:30 AM EST

India's information technology firms will set up a workers registry next quarter and seek legal changes to prevent employee fraud, a key industry official said Tuesday, amid client concerns about recent security breaches.

"As more and more sensitive financial work is transferred to India, many customers and regulators (overseas) are insisting that the employees undergo background checks," Sunil Mehta, vice-president at the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), told Reuters in a phone interview.

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