"I am sure these two companies will be able to address this issue properly, they are very reputed companies and the government fully appreciates the good work they have done over the years. If the visa issue ultimately requires certain other considerations...at government level, we will consider that," Prasad said.

According to US media reports, the Labour Department has opened an investigation against Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys for "possible violations of rules for visas for foreign technology workers under contracts they held with an electric utility Southern California Edison".

Denying any wrongdoing, the two software giants have said they are 'fully compliant' with the immigration rules. Often used by the IT firms, H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations.

Infosys, in the past, has faced visa-related issues when one of its former employees, Jack Palmer filed a whistle-blower lawsuit, saying he had been punished and sidelined by company executives after he reported of witnessing widespread visa fraud.

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