Status of Miniratna Central Public Sector Enterprises
The Department of Public Enterprises under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has written to concerned 25 Ministries/ Departments on 20th December, 2011 requesting them to, inter-alia, ensure that the Miniratna Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) under their respective administrative control continue to fulfil the laid down criteria for grant of Miniratna status on the basis of their performance during last three years. Since CPSEs fulfilling the laid down criteria are eligible to be considered for grant of Miniratna status, it has to be ensured that CPSEs once granted Miniratna status continue to fulfil the criteria laid down in this regard.
Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Shri Praful Patel, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises said that the reports have been received from 22 administrative Ministries/ Departments so far. The complete reports have not been received from three Ministries/ Departments, viz. (i) Fertilizers, (ii) Power and (iii) Higher Education. These 3 Ministries/ Departments have already been again reminded to furnish the report expeditiously.