Major Achievements Archives

S.No. Month Achievements
1 November, 2017
  1. During the month, the IPO of New India Assurance Company Ltd. was opened for subscription from 1st November - 3rd November, 2017 and successfully concluded, with the Government realizing approx. Rs.7,653 crore through this public issue.
  2. The window for subscription of offer of shares to employees of National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO) was opened from 1-9 November, 2017. The GoI received an amount of Rs.50.51 crore from the employees-OFS of NALCO.
  3. The Government also participated in the buyback offer of Mazgaon Dock Ltd. (MDL), which was opened between 28th November, 2017 and 4th December, 2017. The Government is likely to realize approximately Rs.253 crore from this transaction.
  4. The New Fund Offer of Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), named as BHARAT 22 ETF, comprising 22 diversified stocks was opened for subscription between 14-17 November, 2017. The offer received an overwhelming response from all segments of investors, such as, anchor investors, retirement funds, retail investors and others, i.e., QIB/HNI. While the anchor segment was oversubscribed by 6 times, the total book for the offer was oversubscribed by over 4 times. Inflows under the FIIs category to the issue were to the tune of approx. US$ 1.5 billion (Rs. 10,000 crore). In order to satisfy the demand from large number of investors, especially from the retail and the retirement fund category the Government decided to retain a portion of the oversubscription by increasing the issue size of the offer to Rs. 14,500 crore.
2 October, 2017
  1. The window for subscription of offer of share to employees of Hindustan Copper Ltd. (HCL) was opened from 10th October, 2017 to 18th October, 2017. The GoI received an amount of Rs.0.36 crore from the employees OFS of HCL.
  2. During the month, the IPO of General Insurance Corporation was opened for subscription from 11th October -13th October and successfully concluded with the Government realizing approx. Rs. 9685 crore through this public issue.
  3. The OFS issue to disinvest 5 per cent paid up capital in Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) out of GoIs shareholding was also held on 25th & 26th October, 2017 and the Government realized an amount of Rs.722.29 crore through this transaction. Post this divestment, the GoIs shareholding in NLC has come down from 89.32 per cent to 84.32 per cent.
  4. In respect of strategic divestment, the Alternative Mechanism (AM) in its meeting held on 5th October, 2017 gave approval for the strategic divestment of 8 CPSEs. The Administrative Ministries/Departments have also been authorized to modify the proposed EoI and Preliminary Information Memorandum (PIM) in the light of the recommendations of the CGD and publish the same through the transaction advisor (TA).
3 September, 2017
  1. The window for subscription of offer of share to employees of National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. (NTPC) was opened from 11the September, 2017 to 13th September, 2017. The GoI received an amount of Rs. 151 crore (approx) through the employees OFS transaction of NTPC.
  2. As approved by the Alternative Mechanism, the Government participated in the buyback offer of Bharat Dynamics Ltd. (BDL), which was opened on 22nd September, 2017 and 25th September, 2017. The Government received an amount of Rs. 450 crore (approx) through this buyback transaction.
  3. In respect of the strategic divestment, the Core group of Secretaries on disinvestment (CGD) in its meeting held on 13th September, 2017 recommended for seeking approval of Alternative Mechanism, in respect of the expression of interests (EoIs) and Preliminary Information Memorandum (PIM) finalized by the respective Evaluation Committee (EC) for strategic disinvestment of nine (09) CPSEs including Bharat Pumps and Compressors Ltd. (BPCL), Bridge & Roof (B&R) Co. Ltd., Engineering Projects (India) Ltd (EPIL), Projects & Development India Limited (PDIL), National Projects Construction Corporation (NPCC), Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation (HSCC), Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML), Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) and Hindustan Prefab Ltd (HPL). CGD also approved guidance note number 1 on the procedure for strategic disinvestment.
4 August, 2017
  1. As approved by the Alternative Mechanism, the Government participated in the buyback offer of Engineers India Ltd. (EIL), which was opened during the period from 25th July, 2017 to 7th August, 2017. The Government received an amount of Rs. 657.81 crore through this buyback transaction. Post this buyback, GoIs shareholding in the company stands at 54.17 per cent.
  2. The Cochin Shipyard Ltd. (CSL) IPO issue was opened for subscription from 1st August, 2017 to 3rd August, 2017. The issue was subscribed 76.19 times with institutional and retail investors evincing greater interest.The Government realized an amount of Rs. 470.01 crore through this offer.
  3. The OFS issue to disinvest 6.83 per cent paid up equity capital in Hindustan Copper Ltd. (HCL) out of GoIs shareholding was held from 2nd August, 2017 to 3rd August, 2017. An amount of Rs. 404.71 crore has been realized through this OFS transaction.
  4. The second OFS issue of the month to divest 6.65 per cent paid up equity capital in NTPC out of GoIs shareholding was open for subscription from 29th August, 2017 to 30th August, 2017. The Government realised an amount of approx. Rs. 9,118 crore through this transaction.
5 July, 2017
  1. Pursuant to the announcement made in the Budget on creation of an integrated public sector oil major, the CCEA in its meeting held on 19th July, 2017 has given an in-principle approval to consider strategic sale of the Government of Indias existing 51.11 per cent of total paid-up equity shareholding in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) to Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) along-with transfer of management control.
  2. The IPO issue of Cochin Shipyard Ltd. (CSL) was opened for subscription on 1st to 3rd August, 2017 with a price band of Rs. 424 to 432 per share of face value of Rs.10. The Government is expected to realise Rs. 480 crore through this issue.
  3. The OFS issue to disinvest 15 per cent paid up capital in National Fertilizers Ltd. (NFL) out of GoIs shareholding was held from 26.07.2017 to 27.07.2017. An amount of Rs. 530.72 crore has been realized through this OFS transaction.
6 June, 2017
  1. As a part of the initiative to divest SUUTIs holdings, shares of L&T Ltd. amounting to 2.59 per cent of the equity capital of the company were sold on 21st June, 2017. The Government realised an amount of Rs. 4153.65 crore (approx.) through this transaction. Subsequently, the OFS issue to disinvest 5 per cent paid up capital in Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd. (RCFL) out of GoIs shareholding was completed on 30th June, 2017. The Government realized an amount of Rs. 205.15 crore through this OFS transaction.
  2. As approved by the Alternative Mechanism, the Government also participated in the buyback offer of Oil India Limited (OIL), which was opened between 23rd May, 2017 and 5th June, 2017. The Government received an amount of Rs. 1135.25 crore through this buyback transaction. Post this buyback, GoIs shareholding in the company stands at 66.13 per cent.
7 May, 2017
  1. Listing of HUDCO on the Stock Exchanges through the public issue marked the launch of first CPSE-IPO since April 2012. The IPO which was opened for the public from 8th - 11th May, 2017 received an un-precedent response from the investors across the board and overall, the issue got oversubscribed by more than 79 times. The IPO received more than 20 lakh applications, which is the highest number of applications received in an IPO in recent times. Overall, bids worth Rs. 97,000 crore were received for an issue size of Rs. 1,200 crore. The issue received highest employees participation as well.
8 April 2017
  1. As announcement made in the Budget 2017-18 and the extant disinvestment policy, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in its meeting held on 12.04.2017 has approved listing in RVNL, IRCON International Ltd., IRFC Ltd., IRCTC Ltd., RITES Ltd., BDL, GRPSE Ltd., MDSL, NEEPCO Ltd. MSTC Ltd and MIDHANI on the stock exchanges. Listing of these companies on the stock exchanges will not only facilitate unlocking of their true value but also promote peoples ownership through their participation in public issues of these CPSEs. With a view to expedite the listing process, the process for selection of BRLMs and Legal Advisors has already been initiated by inviting request for proposals (RFPs) during the month.
  2. Post the approval of the Alternative Mechanism for disinvestment of GoIs shares in NTPC, NHPC, PFC, REC, SAIL, NLC, IOCL on 13.04.2017, RFPs have been issued for the selection of Merchant Bankers and Legal Advisors to further undertake the disinvestment transactions.
  3. The window for subscription of offer of shares to employees of Hindustan Copper Ltd. (HCL) was opened from 22.03.2017 to 28.03.2017. The employees were offered the shares at a price of Rs. 58.90 per share, with a 5 per cent discount to the issue/discovered price of the OFS. The GoI received an amount of Rs. 3.73 crore from the employees OFS of HCL.
  4. With a floor price of Rs. 67/- per share, disinvestment of 9.2125 per cent paid-up equity capital of NALCO through OFS method was concluded on 19th & 20th April, 2017. With a view to promote wider participations, 20 per cent shares were reserved for retail investors with a discount of 5 per cent to the cut-off price. With an over subscription of 3.17 per cent, the cut-off price for retail investors eventually settled at Rs. 69.8 per share. The GoI received an amount of Rs. 1191.73 crore as disinvestment proceeds from the transaction. Green-shoe option (option to retain over-subscription) was used for the first time since the introduction of T-1 notice period for OFS by SEBI in February, 2016.
9 March 2017
  1. As against this the revised disinvestment target of Rs. 45,500 crore for 2016-17, the Government realized a total amount of Rs 46,247 crore, comprising Rs.35,468 crore from CPSEs disinvestment and Rs. 10,779 crore from strategic disinvestment and income from management of SUUTIs investment. A total number of 16 transactions were undertaken during 2016-17 vis-a-vis average no. of 4 transactions per year (4.2) for the period between 2009-10 to 2013-14 (5 years). Allocation of shares to CPSEs employees through employees-OFS issues amounted to Rs. 530 crore.
  2. Realization of Rs. 8500 crore through CPSE-ETF during 2016-17 accounts for 24 per cent of CPSEs disinvestment receipts and 18.4 per cent of the total realization (including strategic) during the year. Building on success of Further Fund Offer (FFO-I), the CPSE-ETF FFO-II was launched from 14th March, 2017 with the offer got oversubscribed by approx. 4 times. An amount of Rs. 2499 crore has been received through this offer. An additional amount of Rs. 1000 crore has also been received as income from management of SUUTIs investment on 29.03.2017.
  3. As approved earlier by the Alternative Mechanism (AM), the Government participated in the buyback offers of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd. (NHPC Ltd.) and Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd. (NLC) during the month and realized Rs. 1948.52 crore and Rs. 1429.38 crore respectively through these transactions.
10 February 2017
  1. As a part of the initiative to divest SUUTIs holdings, shares of ITC Ltd. amounting to 2 per cent of the equity capital of the company was sold through block trades on 07.02.2017. The Government realised an amount of Rs. 6682.36 crore (approx.) through this transaction.
  2. The OFS issue to disinvest 5 per cent paid up capital in Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) out of GoIs shareholding was held from 22.02.2017 to 23.02.2017. An amount of Rs. 1672.66 crore has been realized through this OFS transaction.