BIG DEVELOPMENT on Banks Privatisation - Niti Aayog submits report of PSBs
Government think tank Niti Aayog has submitted a report on Thursday, June 3, on the final names of the state-owned banks to be privatised in the current financial year to the Core Group of Secretaries on Disinvestment
Government think tank Niti Aayog has submitted a report on Thursday, June 3, on the final names of the state-owned banks to be privatised in the current financial year to the Core Group of Secretaries on Disinvestment, according to PTI.
Niti Aayog was assigned with the task of selection of names of two public sector banks (PSBs) and one general insurance company for the privatisation in the Union Budget 2021-22.
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"We have submitted the names (of PSU banks) to the Core Group of Secretaries on Disinvestment," a Niti Aayog official said. Following the clearance from the Core Group of Secretaries, headed by the Cabinet Secretary, the finalised names will go to Alternative Mechanism for its approval and eventually to the Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister for the final nod, the official added.
The members of the Core Group of Secretaries include economic affairs secretary, revenue secretary, expenditure secretary, corporate affairs secretary, legal affairs secretary, Department of Public Enterprises secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) secretary and an administrative department secretary.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said, "Interests of workers of banks which are likely to be privatised will absolutely be protected whether their salaries or scale or pension all will be taken care of."
Explaining the rationale behind the privatisation, Sitharaman had said that banks in the country needed to be bigger, just like the State Bank of India (SBI).
"We need banks which are going to be able to scale up... We want banks that are going to be able to meet the aspirational needs of this country," Sitharaman had said, adding that a lot of thought had gone behind the intention to privatise some public sector banks.
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