Strategic disinvestment of IDBI BANK Ltd approved

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  • May 10, 2021
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Strategic disinvestment of IDBI BANK Ltd approved

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Economy 

In news

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its in-principle approval for strategic disinvestment along with transfer of management control in IDBI Bank Ltd.

Key takeaways 

  • The extent of respective shareholding to be divested by GoI and LIC shall be decided in consultation with RBI.
  • Government of India (GoI) and LIC together own more than 94% of equity of IDBI Bank (GoI – 45.48%, LIC – 49.24%). 
  • LIC is currently the promoter of IDBI Bank with Management Control and GoI is the co-promoter.
  • It is expected that strategic buyer will infuse funds, new technology and best management practices for optimal development of IDBI Bank Ltd. and shall generate more business 
  • Resources through strategic disinvestment of Govt. equity from the transaction would be used to finance developmental programmes of the Government benefiting the citizens.

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