• The move will encourage CPSEs(Central Public sector enterprises) to sell idele assets like land, manufacturing units for generation of resources.
• The Centre also renamed the Department of Disinvestment as Department of Investment and Public Asset Management, while setting the total target for disinvestment for 2016-17 at Rs 56,500 crore, out of which Rs 36,000 crore is estimated to be raised from minority stake sale in public sector companies, while Rs 20,500 is estimated to be raised from strategic sale.
Reasons for renaming the Department of Disinvestment: Explanation be Arun Jaitely
I am talking about asset recycling. For example, if PSU has 20 units, we decide to divest two of them. So these two would go somewhere else and the PSU would use this money to set up two new units. The private sector can run the two units and country will get four units. It is recycling of assets. Actually divestment is a wrong name, it is governmental or public investments.