IPOs of PSUs to be speeded up

Of the 157 profitable PSUs, 112 are yet to be listed on stock exchanges

GN Bureau | December 20, 2016


#IPO   #PSU  

The cabinet secretariat is likely to issue a directive to the ministries concerned shortly to explain the slackness as well as steps being taken to bring initial public offerings (IPOs) of unlisted firms, reported Financial Express.

Of the 157 profitable PSUs, 112 are yet to be listed on stock exchanges, according to the latest public enterprises survey.

The last PSU IPO was in March 2012 when the government sold a 10 percent stake in National Buildings Construction Corporation for Rs 125 crore.

“Even though the amount to be collected through the IPOs might not be huge as most of the big PSUs have already been listed, the listings should be a continuous process for greater purposes like improving corporate governance, increasing retail investor base, etc.,” an official was quoted as saying.

Officials blame choppy markets, lengthy processes and negligence on the part of the officials for the delays in listing of PSUs. If plans go right, the next IPO is likely to be that of Cochin Shipyard, through which government will sell a 10 percent stake to raise about Rs 350 crore in February-March 2017.

According to a cabinet decision in November 2009, unlisted PSUs with no accumulated losses and having earned net profit in three preceding consecutive years should be listed. “The administrative ministries should have been doing this all this time. But, there seems to be a lethargy,” another official said.

The cabinet secretariat or the department of investment and public asset management (DIPAM) might write to the administrative ministries to prepare an action taken report with details such as how many PSUs under them are unlisted, when will they be listed, etc., he said.
 

Comments

 

Other News

Lost in Transmission: Why calls ‘drop’, what can be done about it

Random call drops across cellular networks has been a major nuisance for consumers. Despite the advent of technologies like 4G, 5G and users upgrading their phones, they continue face the same old problem of call drops. Earlier, with 2G, calling was the primary service from the mobile telephony firms, howe

India’s Semiconductor Mission takes giant leap

The union cabinet on Thursday approved the establishment of three semiconductor units under ‘Development of Semiconductors and Display Manufacturing Ecosystems in India’. Involving a total investment of nearly Rs 1.26 lakh crore, the three units  -- two in Gujarat, one in Assam – wil

Mumbai Airport: Less congestion, fewer delays, says MoCA

Mumbai is one of busiest airports in India, handling a large volume of domestic and international flights including military, non-scheduled and general aviation flights. Mumbai`s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has two intersecting runways which cannot be operated

“900 tenders worth Rs 150 crore?” For ward-level works: BMC

BrihanMumbai municipal corporation is floating nearly 900 tenders worth of Rs 150 crore in the next 10 days, but that is only for ward-level civic works, the BMC clarified on Monday, reacting to reports in a section of media.    “Since there are 25 wards in BMC, it involves m

Elections 2024: Banks, post offices to chip in for voter education

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two prominent organisations, the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) and the Department of Posts (DoP), to amplify its voter outreach and awareness efforts ahead of the forthcom

Charming tales of the Snakeman’s early years

Snakes, Drugs and Rock ’N’ Roll: My Early Years By Romulus Whitaker with Janaki Lenin HarperCollins, 400 pages, Rs 699

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Linkedin Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter