Nine public enterprises in Haryana to get autonomy

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Chandigarh, Mar 20 (UNI) The Haryana Government has decided to grant limited autonomy to its nine public enterprises in the first instance with an objective to bring greater efficiency in their functioning as well as accountability.

An official spokesman said the issue of giving autonomy in specific areas to the State public enterprises had been under active consideration of the Government.

Therefore, the decision to give such an autonomy was taken on the basis of the recommendations of an officers committee headed by the Chief Secretary.

The State Public Enterprises which had been granted limited autonomy included Haryana Urban Development Authority, State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation, State Agricultural Marketing Board, State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation, Vidyut Prasaran Nigam, Haryana Power Generation Corporation, Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Tourism Corporation.

The spokesman said a committee of officers comprising the chief secretary, finance secretary, concerned administrative Secretary and member secretary, Haryana Bureau of Public Enterprises had been constituted to consider addition or deletion of names of State Public Enterprises for grant of autonomy. This committee would meet as and when necessary.

He said these State public enterprises and others, which might be included in the approved list from time to time, would have autonomy in certain matters.

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