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PFC board okays purchase of govt 52.63% stake in REC

PFC board okays purchase of govt 52.63% stake in REC
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New Delhi: Power Finance Corporation Thursday said the board of directors has approved the strategic sale of government's stake in Rural Electrification Corporation to the state-owned financial institution.

"Board of Directors of Power Finance Corporation Ltd in its meeting held today i e 20th December, 2018 has approved following in regard to strategic sale of Government of India Equity Shareholding in REC Limited to Power Finance Corporation (PFC)," the financial firm said in a BSE filing.

The board has granted in-principle approval, pursuant to the decision of the cabinet committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) regarding purchase of government's entire shareholding in REC along with transfer of management control, PFC said in the filing. The CCEA earlier on December 6 had approved the sale of government's 52.63 per cent stake in REC Ltd to Power Finance Corporation (PFC). The government is expected to garner around Rs 15,000 crore from this sale process. The government held 57.99 per cent stake in REC, and 65.64 per cent in PFC at September-end.

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