Indian Railways not for sale, won’t be privatised, says Ashwini Vaishnaw

Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday (December 2) quashed all rumours of privatisation of Indian Railways. Vaishnaw said that the iconic national transporter will not be privatised, adding that such a move would not happen in the future also. 

Dec 02, 2021, 21:03 PM IST

Centre to amend banking laws to facilitate privatisation of two PSU banks

The Centre is all set to introduce a banking laws amendment bill in the upcoming Winter Session.  

Nov 25, 2021, 22:04 PM IST

Finance Ministry to seek Cabinet nod for setting up firm to monetise CPSE-owned lands

The finance ministry will soon move the Cabinet to seek approval for setting up a company for transfer and subsequent monetisation of land and non-core assets of privatisation-bound CPSEs. 

Oct 17, 2021, 15:01 PM IST

Railway Board constitutes empowered group to privatise 150 trains, develop 50 stations

The Railway Board took the step after Niti Aayog Chairman wrote to its Chairman V K Yadav proposing the formation of an empowered group to start this process.

Oct 10, 2019, 22:35 PM IST

Centre starts process to privatise 50 railway stations, 150 trains

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has written a letter to Railway Ministry informing about the Centre's decision to give 150 trains and 50 railway stations to private companies.

Oct 10, 2019, 16:53 PM IST

No plans to privatise ordnance factories: Defence Ministry

The government on Saturday denied reports about the privatisation of ordnance factories across the country in a response to workers who have threatened to launch a 30-day strike from August 20.

Aug 17, 2019, 20:58 PM IST

Air India sale a scam in the making, will file complaint if I find culpability: Subramanian Swamy

Swamy has threatened to file a complain if he finds anything wrong with the deal.

Mar 31, 2018, 21:45 PM IST

UPA made the Maharaja a beggar, we are restoring his glory: Minister on Air India sale

He said the airline would be kept independent after the stake sale.

Mar 29, 2018, 21:09 PM IST

AAP govt has checked privatisation of education sector: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government kept under check the mushrooming of private schools by setting up state-run institutions that imparted quality education to poor children free of cost.

Nov 17, 2017, 19:17 PM IST

Shiv Sena hits out at BJP on Air India privatisation decision

NDA ally Shiv Sena on Friday came down heavily on the Centre over its decision to privatise national carrier Air India, saying had such a decision been taken by the previous Congress-led UPA government, the BJP would not have spared it.

Jun 30, 2017, 13:51 PM IST

Economic Survey 2017: Still commitment to make the "perennially unprofitable public sector airline" 'world class' entity

Acknowledging difficulties in privatisation efforts for public enterprises, the Economic Survey on Tuesday said there is still a commitment to make the "perennially unprofitable public sector airline" a 'world class' entity.

Jan 31, 2017, 16:37 PM IST

No privatisation of Railways: Suresh Prabhu

Notwithstanding recommendation by government panels, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has outrightly ruled out privatisation of the public transporter, saying it was a "bogey" being raised by those who do not want any change.

May 03, 2015, 15:09 PM IST

Talk of privatising Air India too premature: Board

Any talk of privatising Air India would be "premature" at this stage even as there is a need to re-visit its Turnaround Plan (TAP) in view of the changing micro-economic situation, top sources in AI Board have said.

Apr 12, 2015, 10:45 AM IST

Govt rules out privatisation of BSNL, MTNL

Government Friday ruled out privatisation of BSNL and MTNL even as it admitted that the two state-run telecom service providers were not in the pink of their health.

Mar 13, 2015, 22:27 PM IST

AAI employees call for nationwide strike to protest privatisation of airports

The Airports Authority Employees Union (AAEU) has called for a nationwide strike on March 11 to protest against the privatisation of airports by the government.

Feb 16, 2015, 18:35 PM IST

Arun Jaitley promises more reforms, privatisation of sick PSUs

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday promised reforms in labour, land acquisition and insurance laws and expressed readiness to look at privatisation of some loss-making public sector companies.

Nov 05, 2014, 17:34 PM IST

Govt stake sales in state companies in 2-3 months: official

India will sell part of the government`s stake in some state-run companies in the next two to three months, Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram said on Saturday, without naming any company.

Aug 30, 2014, 17:28 PM IST

Disinvestment process is progressing as scheduled: Jaitley

Eyeing Rs 58,425 crore this year by selling government stake in PSUs, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that disinvestment process is on schedule.

Aug 10, 2014, 19:25 PM IST