Saturday, February 21, 2009

Public sector companies' turnover rises 84%

The combined turnover of the central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) has gone up 84% to Rs.10.81 trillion (Rs.10,81,000 crore) last fiscal from Rs.5.87 trillion in 2003-04, Minister for External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee said here on Monday.

Public sector companies' turnover rises 84%
16 Feb 2009, 1521 hrs IST, IANS

Presenting the interim budget for 2009-10 in the Lok Sabha on behalf of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is recuperating from heart bypass surgery, Mukherjee said combined profit of the CPSEs has increased 72% from Rs.530 billion to Rs.910 billion. The public sector companies' contribution to the central exchequer by way of dividend, interest and taxes and duties went up 86%. The minister added that the number of loss making enterprises has come down from 73 in 2003-04 to 55 in 2007-08, while the number of profit making enterprises has gone up from 143 to 158. Mukherjee said the government set up the National Investment Fund in November 2007 to finance select social sector schemes. The proceeds made by disinvesting government stakes in public companies were deposited in the fund. "The residual 25% annual income of the fund will be used to meet the capital investment requirements of profitable and revivable CPSEs," Mukherjee added.

1 comment:

  1. http://www.livemint.com/2009/02/18234408/Salaries-in-public-sector-comp.html

    check this article and video . it looks certain now tht we will not get wht rao committee wanted .

    heard somewhere tht the cabinet decision will happen on/by tuesday. Not sure still though


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