Cabinet Nod To Strategic Disinvestment Of BPCL, 4 Other PSUs
The select PSUs in which the Centre will sell stake are Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL); Shipping Corporation of India; Container Corporation of India; Tehri Hydro Power Development Corporation (THDCIL), and North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO). The government has announced to sell its 53.29% stake in BPCL after taking out Numaligarh refinery from its portfolio. With this, the management and ownership of the company will also go into the hands of the private company buying it.
In relief to the telecom companies facing financial crisis, the cabinet also approved a proposal to postpone the two-year payment of spectrum instalment for the operators. Besides, the cabinet has approved regularization of illegal colonies of Delhi and approved the import of 1.2 lakh tonnes of onions to regulate the rising prices of onions in the domestic market. The government's decision to sell the stake of five companies, including BPCL, is expected to create uproar in both houses of Parliament on Thursday. Watch the full report here:
FM Nirmala Sitharaman:Cabinet has approved strategic disinvestment of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, of Govt of India share holding of 53.29% along with transfer of certain management control.This is excluding BPCL's equity share holding of 61% stake in Numaligarh Refinery pic.twitter.com/R9WxfUuXhB— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2019
The cabinet has approved strategic disinvestment of 5 central public sector enterprise #PSE - Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Shipping Corp of India (SCI), Container Corp of India, THDC India and North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO). #economy pic.twitter.com/0P5zfqQPRY— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) November 21, 2019