Department of Public Enterprises took stock of the performance of
all the 49 State Level Public Enterprises under the administrative
control of 22 departments during July - August of 2001. The
enterprises were categorized status-wise into (a) In-operative (b)
In severe financial crisis (c) In operation, but losing (d)
Improving and (e) Performing reasonably well. Enterprise-wise
recommendations were worked-out which included revival, merger or
transfer, disinvestments, winding-up etc. The major problems faced
by the State Level Public Enterprises, leading to overall poor
performance were also identified.
issues for consideration and the findings & recommendations of
the Department of Public Enterprises were placed for deliberations
in a meeting held on 20-08-2002 in which the Ministers, State
Executives of the concerned & nodal departments; Chairpersons &
Chief Executives of the State Level Public Enterprises; Leading
citizens, which included Economists, Educationists, Media personnel
etc. and representatives of different trade unions participated. A
series of recommendations on the common issues and recommendations
for each of the enterprises were made, for implementation of the
same by the respective departments.
progresses of implementation of the recommendations of the meeting
held on 20-08-2002 were reviewed on 04-09-2003.
Committee on Fiscal Reforms, appointed by the Govt. of Assam to
study the fiscal scenario of the State and the structural imbalance
afflicting the State's finances made enterprise-wise recommendations
in regards to 45 out of 49 State Level Public Enterprises also,
amongst others, in December 2001. These recommendations included
disinvestments, winding-up, revival, merger etc.
Comptroller & Auditor General of India appointed Indian
Institute of Cost & Management Studies and Research (INDSEARCH),
Pune to study the State Level Public Enterprises of Assam. The
Accountant General (Audit) Assam submitted the study report to the
State Govt. in April 2000, which recommended priority closure,
closure, improvement etc. for 33 State Level Public Enterprises.
three member Committee for Public Sector enterprises was constituted
on 17 April 2002 to examine the feasibility of reviving the public
enterprises under the management of the employees without any burden
on the Govt. The Committee has submitted its report on 17-07-2003.