ONGC, IOC, GAIL, NTPC may lose PSU tag after equity dilution


ONGC, IOC, GAIL, NTPC may lose PSU tag after equity dilution

Several of ‘maharatna’ and ‘navratna’ companies, including ONGC, IOC, GAIL and NTPC, could soon become independent board-run entities outside the scrutiny of CAG and CVC if the government implements a proposal to take out the PSU tag from some of the entities after its shareholding falls below the threshold 51% mark.

Government sources said that Finance Ministry is planning to approach NITI Aayog to prepare yet another list of PSUs where their holding could be brought down to below 51% and also point out which of these could shed the PSU tag and become independently board-run private companies.

For a company to remain a government-controlled public sector undertaking (PSU), either the Centre or the state government or both together should hold more than 51% stake in it. Read More

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