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Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Public Sector Reforms and Privatisation

Dated 5th December 2000


1. Secretary Deptt. of Public Enterprises Chairman
2. Joint Secretary Deptt. of Disinvestment Member
3. Joint Secretary Ministry of Labour Member
4. Joint Secretary (Plan Finance), Deptt. of Expenditure Member
5. Chairman , SCOPE Member
6. Representative of Planning Commission (I and M Division) Member
7. Shri T.L. Shankar Director, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. Member
8. Director , Indian Instt. of Management Ahmedabad Member
9. Director , Instt . of Public Sector Enterprises , Hyderabad Member
10. Shri Onkar Goswami, Senior Adviser, CII. Member
11. Joint Secretary, Deptt. of Public Enterprises Member-Secretary

Terms of Reference :

  1. To review the achievements and contributions of the Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) in relation to the objectives towards fulfilment of the national goals.
  2. To review the role and relevance of Public Sector in the context of liberalized economic scenario and identify areas where it will continue to play a major role.
  3. To recommend policy measures for making PSEs internationally competitive.
  4. To identify reasons for unsatisfactory performance of PSEs and recommend measures for improving their performance and resource generation to enable their self-sustained growth and reduce their dependence on budgetary support.
  5. To identify Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) for conversion to joint ventures/privatisation and suggest modalities and time-frame for their privatisation/conversion to joint ventures.
  6. To recommend measures for rationalizing work-force including effective measures for re-training, redeployment and social safety net.
  7. To review the existing systems of MOUs, Navratnas/Mini-Ratnas, reference to BIFR, etc. and recommend measures for making them more effective.
  8. To recommend measures/methodologies for closing down non-viable PSEs and suggest modalities to discharge various liabilities arising out of closures.
  9. To make any other recommendations as may be considered appropriate.

The Working Group may co-opt such official (s) or non-official as member of the Group as considered necessary. The working group may also constitute sub-group (s) if so necessary.

The expenditure on TA/DA in connection with the meetings of the group will be borne by the parent Department/Ministry to which the official belongs. The non-official members of the Committee will be entitled to TA/DA as permissible to Grade-I officers of the Government of India and this expenditure will be borne by the Planning Commission.

The Working Group s will submit its report within six months.