30 years after the launch of the program of liberalisation and privatisation

Thirty years ago, on 24th July, the then Finance Minister Manmohan Singh presented the first budget of the Congress-led government headed by Narasimha Rao. Finance Minister Manmohan Singh declared that the balance of payments situation was precarious, with foreign currency reserves not enough to even pay for one month’s imports. … He then unveiled a program of major changes in policies, laws and regulations relating to trade, investment and the public sector, broadly in line with the prescriptions of the World Bank and the IMF.

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Oppose the Privatisation of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited!

Thirteenth meeting organised by Kamgar Ekta Committee in the series “Unite Against Privatisation!”

Kamgar Ekta Committee (KEC) organised a public meeting on June 20, 2021 to oppose the privatisation of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). It was attended by more than 200 trade union leaders from steel, railways, port & docks, electricity, petroleum, BSNL and activists from people’s organisations. This was the 13th meeting in the series “Unite against Privatisation”, started in September 2020. Previous meetings dealt with the privatisation of various PSUs and government establishments.

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