Today the new owner of Air India may be announced, former think tank Ahluwalia said – there is no better option than Tata Group. Air India Disinvestment montek singh ahluwalia says TATA group best option Govt may announce winner today

Today the new owner of Air India may be announced, former think tank Ahluwalia said – no better option than Tata Group

Ratan Tata may meet Amit Shah regarding Air India.

It is believed that the financial bid for Air India will be announced today. It is being claimed in all the media reports that the bid of Tata Sons has been approved. According to the Money Control report, Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata and Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran will meet Home Minister Amit Shah and discuss Air India.

Meanwhile, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, the erstwhile Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission (currently NITI Aayog), said on Thursday that no other corporate house in India is in a better position than the Tata Group to acquire debt-ridden airline Air India. Tata Sons has emerged as the top bidder for the acquisition of the government-run airline, but the bid is yet to be approved by a group of ministers headed by Home Minister Amit Shah. Replying to a question at an event held online, he said, “You can’t have a better-positioned corporate than Tata, we can hand it over (to the state-run airline Air India).”

This airline was established in 1932

Other members of the panel named Air India Specific Alternative Mechanism (AISAM) are Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. Jahangir Ratanji Dadabhai (JRD) Tata founded the airline in 1932. Then it was called Tata Airlines.

Nationalization was done in 1953

This international service was one of the first public-private partnerships in India, with the government holding 49 per cent, the Tatas 25 per cent and the rest of the public. Air India was nationalized in 1953. The government is trying to sell its 100% stake in the national airline.

Know which issues will be discussed by Tata and Shah

Here, about the possible meeting of Amit Shah and Ratan Tata, it is being said that in this meeting there will be thousands of crores of debt on Air India, the future of the employee, what will be the payment mode and how will this airline be run in future, all these things. will be discussed.

15000 crore minimum reserve price

The report also claimed that the Tata group is ready to take up 15 per cent of the debt for the government’s 100 per cent stake in Air India. The minimum reserve price for this deal has been kept at 15 thousand crores. According to another report, Tata Group has bid 3000 crores more than the reserve price.

huge debt of 60 thousand crores

The government has been trying to sell Air India for the last several years but this buyer was not being found. In such a situation, in October 2020, the government made important changes in the rules to woo the buyers. Under this change, the new owner of Air India will not have to repay the pre-determined debt of the airline. Air India has a debt of about 60 thousand crores.

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