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PSU: Public Sector Undertakings

Supreme Court Is Unhappy With ONGC's Approach To Arbitration

Dec 01, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Despite the apex court's direction that the arbitrators themselves fix their fees, to be borne by both the parties, the ONGC insisted on paying the fees as enumerated under the clause of the contract.

New Bidding Rules For Govt Projects, But Will They Improve Execution?

Nov 13, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

The department of expenditure’s public procurement division’s new guidelines allow all non-standard works and non-consultancy services to be bid under the quality-cum-cost-based selection (QCBS) method. Will it change the way the government executes its projects?

FM Nirmala Sitharaman To Head GST Meet Today

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will preside over the 45th meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council in Lucknow today.

Highlights: Govt Announces Setting Up Of National Asset Reconstruction Company

Sep 16, 2021 Outlook Business Team

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman cleared a proposal providing Rs 30,600cr government guarantee for security receipts to be issued by the National Asset Reconstruction Company to tackle bad loans

Nationwide Bank Strike Continues To Impact PSB Services On Day 2; Check Details

Customers will be inconvenienced to get services such as cash withdrawals, deposits, cheque clearances, remittance services.

18 January, 2021

Kerala Will Move Against Privatisation Of PSUs: Pinarayi Vijayan

Outlook Web Bureau

The state government has written to the Prime Minister and Union finance minister twice against the move

20 December, 2020

Air India Divestment Process Likely To Continue Till Next Fiscal Year


The government is selling its entire stake in Air India that has been suffering losses since its 2007 merger with Indian Airlines

29 November, 2020

Finance Ministry Asks PSU General Insurers To Cut Expenditure, Rationalise Branches


In addition, firms have been asked to expand their business through the digital medium to improve financial health.

28 December, 2019

Health Of PSBs Restored, 13 Banks Report Profit: Nirmala Sitharaman


Public Sector Banks have been reeling under non-performing assets for the last few years.

27 November, 2019

'Air India Has To Be Closed Down If Not Privatised', Says Govt

Outlook Web Bureau

The government is readying the bid document to sell off its entire stake in the national carrier.

21 November, 2019

'Modi Govt Selling Country': Opposition Attacks Centre Over Stake Sale In BPCL, Other PSUs

Outlook Web Bureau

The government has approved sale of its entire stakes in blue-chip oil firm BPCL, shipping firm SCI and cargo mover Concor.


04 November, 2019

Limited Rise In Indices Goes Against The Grain Of Underlying Bullish Trends

Shilpa Nagpal

The market breadth was positive, with more than two stocks gaining for every one decline.

16 October, 2019

Public Sector Banks Had 'Worst Phase' Under Manmohan, Raghuram Rajan: Nirmala Sitharaman


Nirmala Sitharaman said while she is grateful that Rajan did an asset quality review, but people should know what makes the banks ailing today.

20 September, 2019

'Not A Cheerleader': Shaktikanta Das Says RBI More Than Autonomous


The conversations with the government cannot be stopped because the government is the sovereign and the RBI is part of the sovereign, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das says.

06 September, 2019

Mamata Banerjee Writes To PM Narendra Modi, Protests Against Bank Merger

Outlook Web Bureau

Expressing concern, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the merger and the threat of shifting of the banks' headquarters will affect the developmental momentum of the state.

30 August, 2019

GDP Shock Numbers Call For Quick And Deep Economic Reforms

Outlook Web Bureau

An economy does not decline because of any one particular factor. A combination of issues combine together to create the perfect storm of a sharp decline.

30 August, 2019

After Consolidating PSUs, Nirmala Sitharaman Seeks To Strengthen Banks’ Governance

Outlook Web Bureau

For the first time, the banks have been allowed to recruit Chief Risk Officer from outside the PSU sector, with compensation linked to market rates.


30 August, 2019

Highlights | Nirmala Sitharaman Announces Banking Reforms, Mega PSU Bank Mergers

Outlook Web Bureau

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of measures to reform the banking sector, including the merger of several Public Sector Banks.

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A tractor at work at the construction site of the Central Vista project, in New Delhi.

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Congress General Secretary and AICC in-charge of Uttar Pradesh (UP) Priyanka Gandhi speaks during 'Pratigya rally', ahead of UP Assembly elections 2022, in Moradabad.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin visits the flood affected areas, in Thoothukudi.

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Doctors release a health advisory during an awareness campaign against air pollution to mark National Pollution Control Day, in Kolkata.

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Rashtriya Janata Dal MLA Bhai Virendra and BJP MLA Sanjay Saravgi go for compromise in the presence of Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and Deputy CM Tarkishor Prasad following a verbal spat between...

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