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Mired in controversy centring around differences between its founders and the management, Infosys today denied any governance lapses and emphasised that its board is “fully aligned with the strategic direction” of CEO Vishal Sikka. Taking a strong stand on issues — purportedly raised by the founders — such as CEO’s compensation and severance pay of former employees, Infosys said while the board appreciates and respects inputs from the founders, it is committed to fulfilling its fiduciary responsibility to “act independently”. “The board is fully aligned with the strategic direction of Dr Vishal Sikka and is very appreciative of the initiatives taken by him in pursuance of this transformation,” Infosys Chairman R Seshasayee said. Infosys has maintained that all decisions were made “in the overall interest of the company” and that it has made “full disclosures” on all developments