Handicrafts sector has been exempted from minimum salary condition (Rs. 16.25 lakhs per annum) for grant of employment visa to foreign designer for a period of 2 years i.e. till 30.06.2020. EPCH has sought the intervention of Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Union Minister of Textiles for getting the exemption from the minimum salary condition for grant of employment visa to foreign designers. The Hon’ble Minister’s prompt action has helped the sector obtain the exemption, which would help the handicrafts exporters hire international designers from across the globe as per their requirement.