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PSUs should be competitive, says Jaitley

Posted on Jul 22 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, July 22 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Tuesday said public sector undertakings should learn to function like private business houses in a competitive environment.

"The Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) must learn how to function like any other business organisation in a competitive environment and should not be run like a government department," he said, replying to supplementaries in the Rajya Sabha.

The minister informed the elders that 79 central public sector enterprises have incurred losses, of which 49 are sick.

"A total investment of Rs.157,211 crore has been made in these enterprises," he said.

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