The government, which holds 86.36% in hydro power company NHPC Ltd, has initiated the process of divesting a 11.36% stake. It will soon appoint merchant bankers for the process.
The government plans to complete the exercise through offer for sale (OFS) in the domestic market.
Up to 10%of the OFS would be reserved for the employees and shares would be offered to them at a discount of 5% over the issue price.
At the current market price of R20 apiece, the 11.36% stake sale could fetch around Rs 2,400 crore to the exchequer.
The government has set a disinvestment target of R40,000 crore for the current fiscal.
State-owned firm National Fertilizer Ltd is also likely to get nod for disinvestment.