January 2012 Visa Bulletin was released today and the priority dates are 01 JAN 09 for EB2 India and 08 AUG 02 for EB3 India. For China, the numbers are 01 JAN 09 for EB2 and 15 OCT 04 for EB3.
EB2 India moved from 15 MAR 08 in December Visa Bulletin to 01 JAN 09 in January Visa Bulletin. The EB3 India has moved 7 days compared to last visa bulletin.
EB2 India movement is a good news for all the folks whose priority date is in 2008. It has moved 9.5 months, covering the whole of 2008. Given this type of movement, retrogression at some point in this fiscal year is absolutely necessary. They say this in the visa bulletin link given below,
"D. CHINA-MAINLAND BORN AND INDIA EMPLOYMENT-BASED SECOND PREFERENCE VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS
The China and India Employment Second preference cut-off date has been advanced at a rapid rate in recent months. As previously noted, this action was intended to generate significant levels of new filings for adjustment of status at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices. USCIS has reported that the rate of new filings is currently far below that which they had anticipated, prompting an even more aggressive movement of the cut-off date for January and possibly beyond. While this action greatly increases the potential for an eventual retrogression of the cut-off at some point during the year, it also provides the best opportunity to utilize all numbers available under the annual limit. "
For EB3 India, it is going to move at this pace only till there is a legislative change. The reason being there is no spill over to EB3. Hence only about 2800 green cards are given for this category every year.
To view the January 2012 Visa Bulletin -- Click Here