Stir against DCI privatisation enters 37th day

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Stir against DCI privatisation enters 37th day

Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), January 3 : The agitation by the employees of the public sector Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) here against the proposed 100 percent strategic sale of equity has entered its 37th day.

“A decision for going on an indefinite camp will be taken shortly after consulting all the unions”, a spokesperson for ‘Save DCI JAC’ said.

Ignoring the protests from the employees and political parties, the Centre issued the Request for Proposal (RFP) notification for appointment of a valuer for assessing the assets of the DCI to go ahead for strategic sale of its equity.

The DCI is a profit-making Schedule-I mini-ratna company under the Ministry of Shipping with its corporate office in Visakhapatnam.

Since its inception as a wholly-owned Government of India undertaking, with the primary objective of catering to the dredging requirements of ports in the country, it has been earning a net profit without fail.