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Finance Ministry Replaces GAIL, EIL, Container Corporation From Stock Market Index With New PSU In CPSE Fund

In the stock market index, the Finance Ministry is probably going to replace GAIL, Engineers India Ltd (EIL) and Container Corporation with new PSUs in the CPSE Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) as the government holding in these organizations that have fallen underneath 55 percent.

“Since the government holding in three CPSEs has fallen beneath 55 percent, we have to replace them with new scrips soon. The number of organizations to be incorporated into the basket would rely upon the weight these new scrips would convey in the CPSE ETF basket,” while affirming the improvement, a senior authority said.

At present, in the stock market index, the government holds 53.34 percent, 54.80 percent and 52.02 percent stakes in GAIL, Container Corp and EIL, respectively.

At the point, when CPSE ETF was set up, the farthest point was settled with the end goal that the stake deals could occur till the government holding the 10 constituent organizations up to to 55 percent.

Through the three tranches of CPSE ETF, the legislature has effectively raised Rs 11,500 crore-Rs 3,000 crores from the principal tranche in March 2014; Rs 6,000 crore from the second in January 2017 and Rs 2,500 crore from the third in March 2017.

“For the fourth tranche of the ETF, ICICI Securities has been selected as a counselor which will be propelled once the fund is reconstituted,” the authority stated in a report to Mydigitalfc, including that the last call would be taken by the ecclesiastical boards, led by finance minister Arun Jaitley.

According to the report of the Times of India, the government has planned to raise Rs 80,000 crore in the stock market index through disinvestment in the current financial. It has just wiped up Rs 9,220 crore up until now.

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