I got my visa issued last week - please see the details below.
My Interview Date: 13 DEC 2012 - Chennai
Passport not retained
Submitted Documents with PP on 21 DEC 2012
Received just the passport w/o visa stamp: 07 Jan 2013
Client received contract verification mail by first week of Jan 2013
Received all documents including all original I797A on 26 Feb 2013
with a blue slip saying ‘Submit your PPT so we can issue your visa’
Submitted passport on 27 Feb 2013
CEAC website displayed ‘ISSUED’ on 01 Mar 2013
Received passport with visa on 05 Mar 2013
They have taken more than 60 days after documents submission to process my case but I have seen cases in online forums where cases have been closed before 60 days.
Thanks for all your suggestions and replies.