Thursday, April 14, 2016

Roadmap on sick PSUs in advanced stage: NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog vice chairman A Panagariya
THE government is working on a roadmap on the future of sick PSUs. This was disclosed by NITI Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya on April 13. He told reporters that the government is working on the sick public sector units in determining the options of closure and restructuring was at an advanced stage than the second set of companies that will go for disinvestment."There are two sets of issues. One is there are sick firms. The decisions are need to be made on...
sick firms. Whether you close them down or you restructure them. It is slightly at the advanced stage. The second issue deals with disinvestment. The work is underway," Panagariya said.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his 2016-17 budget speech announced that the job of identifying the public sector companies for the proposed strategic sale has been entrusted to NITI Ayog. NITI Aayog has been tasked to submit two lists of companies with its recommendations with regard to those that are sick and those that qualify for disinvestment.
Stating that they hope to move fast on the second set of companies as well, Panagariya, however, declined to give a specific time-line by when the NITI Aayog will submit its report on the strategic sale.
A CPSE is declared sick after it has accumulated losses in any financial year equal to 50 per cent or more of its average net worth during four preceding years. There are 65 units in the list of sick public sector units as of March 31, 2014.
The CPSEs which are part of this list include MTNL, Air India, Bengal Chemicals, Konkan Railway Corporation, Hindustan Shipyard, HMT, Bharat Coking Coal, ITI, Bharat Wagon and Engineering, Tungabhadra Steel, Scooters India, Heavy Engineering Corporation, National Jute Manufacturers, Burn Standard, Fertilizer Corporation of India, British India Corp among several others. The government has time and again been taking various measures for revival of sick or loss-making CPSEs. Setting up a separate entity funded by financially strong CPSEs to look at management and revival of sick companies is one such measure. Cash-rich profitable PSUs can also be roped in to support and revive the loss-making/sick CPSEs as part of their mandatory corporate social responsibility (CSR) practice.

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  1. We dont know about DHI's "ROADMAP"for sick /loss making psu.please decide revive or closure.What next.JOB LOSS IN INDIA.- CLOSURE/DISINVESTMENT OF PSU IN INDIA-BUT WE MAKE IN INDIA - GOOD IMPROVEMENT.