(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Disinvestment of 23 PSUs
Topic: Disinvestment of 23 PSUs
- Sushil Chandra Tripathi, (Former Principal Secretary, Finance, UP)
- Subhomoy Bhattacharjee, (Consulting Editor, Business Standard)
- S. P. Sharma, (Chief Economist, PHDCCI)
The government is working on completing the stake sale process of about 23 public sector companies whose divestment has already been cleared by the Cabinet, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday. The minister also said she would soon meet small finance firms and non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) to review the credit being extended by them to businesses. The minister said the government wants to sell stake in public sector companies at a time when it fetches the right price. For the 2020-21 fiscal, the government has set a disinvestment target of Rs 2.10 lakh crore. Of this, Rs 1.20 lakh crore will come from disinvestment of public sector undertakings and another Rs 90,000 crore from stake sale in financial institutions.