Instances are daily being reported about the complete anti-PSU stand of the government. The latest is the denial by the Directorate General of Hydro carbons to the ONGC to produce gas from ultra deep sea on the plea of technological challenges to be faced. It is to be noted that such ultra deep gas production is being made in the Gulf of Mexico and other places.
It is not the question of technical challenges that is being faced, but the pro-capitalistic corporate stand of the government that is the reason for denial of permission. The government wants the private companies to get the benefit and not the PSU, ONGC. It is certain that tomorrow or later the private corporates will be given such permission.
The people have not forgotten many such instances like licence to provide mobile services, which was granted to the newly formed private telecom companies, while the same was denied to Telecom Department, BSNL and MTNL, existing players, for many years.