The Centre could privatise
Central Bank of India
and Indian Overseas Bank (
) after the names of the two state-run banks were shortlisted by the government think-tank NITI Aayog, according to a report in Times of India.
The report further added that Bank of India could be a potential candidate for privatisation too.
NITI Aayog had submitted the names of the two state-run banks and one general insurer to the committee of secretaries on disinvestment.
The government think tank was tasked with zeroing in on the names of two state-run banks and one general insurer that will be privatised in the current fiscal.
The announcement regarding the privatisation of these banks was made in the Union Budget of 2021-22.
The Times of India report further added that the proposal is being vetted by DIPAM and department of financial services, quoting sources.
Centre has budgeted a target of Rs 1.75 lakh crore from stake sale in the current fiscal.
It also aims to conclude the privatisation of Air India, BPCL and Shipping Corporation the process for which has already started in the current fiscal.