All govt companies must have 25% public holding: SEBI

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All govt companies must have 25% public holding: SEBI
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) today said that all government owned listed companies must have at least 25 per cent holding in the next three years, television channels said.

Several government owned companies have shareholding by the government of India at more than 75 per cent. These include the likes of Coal India, SAIL, NHPC, NMDC and SJVN.

Cutting the government holding in these companies would involve the government selling the shares of these companies to the public or institutional investors. This would also help the government rake in the much needed money to help the fiscal deficit.

Shares of government owned companies did not react much to the reports and were trading flat.

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