SUUTI's shares not for all: FM
Chidambaram said he hoped to get the two Bills on the goods and services tax including that on constitutional amendment passed in the monsoon session of Parliament and hinted that the Reserve Bank of India might take complementary action to promote growth by cutting rates in the upcoming policy review.
Stating that “pure disinvestment” of a clutch of PSUs identified as disinvestment candidates could rake in R40,000 crore, the minister said another R14,000 crore could be raised through the sale of residual government stakes in non-government companies (read Balco, Hindustan Zinc and SUUTI shares).
The Cabinet in March 2012 cleared the winding up of the Specified Undertaking of Unit Trust of India (SUUTI) and the transfer of its assets (11.5% stake in ITC, 23.6% in Axis Bank and 8.3% in L&T) to an asset management company with a view to leveraging these. Explaining why the sale of these shares
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