Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cleared the proposal for disinvestment in State Trading Corporation (STC) and ITDC its meeting on Thursday.
The disinvestment department had sought Cabinet nod to offload 5 percent stake in India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) and 1.02 percent in STC through the Offer For Sale (OFS) route.
The government expects the sale of 5 percent stake or 42.88 crore shares in ITDC to fetch Rs 23.58 crore.
Besides, it aims to garner about Rs 10 crore through disinvestment of 1.02 percent or 6.13 crore shares in STC.
Government currently holds 92.11 percent stake in ITDC and 91.02 percent stake in STC.
The stake sale would help both the companies meet the minimum 10 percent public holding norm of market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi).
The government is required to bring down its stake in these two companies to 90 percent by August 8.
At the end of 2012-13 fiscal, the paid up capital of ITDC stood at Rs 86 crore and earned a net profit of Rs 19 crore.
For STC, the paid up capital stands at Rs 60 crore and net profit at Rs 18 crore for 2012-13 fiscal.
After getting approval by the CCEA, the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on disinvestment would decide on the floor price for stake sale in the two companies.
The government targets to raise Rs 40,000 crore by way of disinvestment in the current fiscal. So far, it has raised Rs 828 crore through stake sale in MMTC and Hindustan Copper.
With PTI Inputs
First Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 08:54