The Union Cabinet has approved the transfer of 10 in-orbit communication satellites from Government of India to M/s. New Space India Limited, NSIL, a wholly owned Public Sector Enterprise of the Centre under the administrative control of the Department of Space.

The Cabinet has also approved increasing the authorized share capital of NSIL from one thousand crore rupees to seven thousand 500 crore rupees.

Transfer of these assets to NSIL will further provide the desired financial autonomy to the company to realize capital intensive programmes aor projects and thereby offering huge employment potential and technology spin-off to other sectors of the economy. This approval is expected to trigger domestic economic activity in space sector and increase India’s share in the global space market.

The Space Sector reforms mandated NSIL to undertake end-to-end commercial space activities and function as a full-fledged satellite operator. NSIL functioning as a single-window operator will also facilitate the ease of doing business in space sector. NSIL Board will now be empowered to price the transponders as per the market dynamics and global trends in the Satellite Communication sector. NSIL is also authorized to offer and allocate capacity as per its internal policies and guidelines.