PTIBEML on Saturday said DIPAM and NITI Aayog have agreed to the proposal of incorporation of a wholly-owned arm for demerger of surplus land and asset as part of BEML’s strategic disinvestment process. “Ministry of Defence…conveyed that Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) and NITI Aayog have concurred to the proposal of incorporation of wholly-owned subsidiary of BEML for demerger of surplus land and asset as part of BEML’s strategic disinvestment process undertaken by Government of India,” BEML said in a regulatory filing.
BEML, formerly Bharat Earth Movers, was established in May 1964 as a Public Sector Undertaking for manufacturing rail coaches and spare parts and mining equipment at its Bangalore complex. The company has partially disinvested and presently the government owns 54 per cent of total equity and rest 46 per cent is held by public, financial institutions, foreign institutional investors, banks and employees. BEML serves the country’s core sectors like defence, rail, power, mining and infrastructure.