28 January, 2020
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Prelims and Mains focus: about the details of the deal and its significance; about types of disinvestment
News: The Union government invited bids for a 100% stake sale of Air India (AI) and transfer of management control along with its complete share in two subsidiaries — lowcost international carrier Air India Express and groundhandling arm AISATS.
What’s new this time?
Who will be eligible to bid for the sale?
How will the deal go about?
A clean exit by the government and exclusion of the entire nonaircraft related debt signal a bold reform and a very determined effort to exit the airline to allow the taxpayers’ funds to be utilised for the government’s social agenda. This may be the single biggest writeoff by the government.
Source: The Hindu
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