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CCEA approves closure of Scooters India Limited 

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Govt approves closure of Scooters IndiaCabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the closure of state-owned Scooters India Limited (SIL). The company is being closed as it has been only accumulating losses.

  • SIL was founded in 1972 and is known for its scooters like Lambretta, Lamby, Vijai Super, Vikram & Lambro. It has manufactured both Two-wheelers and three-wheelers, however since 1997 it discontinued its 2-wheeler manufacturing process.
  • It is based out of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (UP).

i.Currently there are around 100 employees in the company.

  • They will be offered Voluntary Retirement Scheme/Voluntary Separation Scheme (VRS/VSS).
  • The employees not opting for VRS/VSS will be retrenched as per the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.
  • SIL has also requested the Government of India to provide a loan (with Interest) of INR 65.12 Crore for the Closure of the firm.
  • The closure process will be carried out by the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.
  • If the company fails to monetize the same in a timely manner, the brands/trademarks will be vested in the Government of India with a right to vest the same in another government company.

ii.In the past, Government’s  search for finding buyers for SIL were unsuccessful,

  • In 2018, Government invited Expression of Interest (EoI) for selling its entire stake  with transfer of management control in Scooters India.

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About  Scooters India Limited (SIL):
Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) – Sreenivasulu
Headquarters – Lucknow, UP