With the finance ministry starting the process for listing of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) and Ircon International (Ircon), the loss of service charge for IRCTC has become a cause for concern for railway officials.
The railway ministry has written to the finance ministry seeking reimbursement of the loss amounting to over Rs 500 crore on an annualised basis. IRCTC shares half of this service charge revenue with the railways. Officials said the process for appointment of merchant bankers was under way with ICICI Securities and IDFC making presentations. The Department of Public Asset Management has set March 16 as the final date for submission of requests for quotations in this regard. Read more