Govt releases GST compensation of ₹5,000 crore for states in 17th installment

The Centre on Saturday launched the 17th weekly installment of 5,000 crore to the states to fulfill the Items and Companies Tax (GST) compensation shortfall, the division of expenditure of the finance ministry stated in a launch.

The chunk of monetary support has been borrowed this week at an rate of interest of 5.5924%, the ministry stated.

“Up to now, an quantity of Rs. 1,00,000 crore has been borrowed by the Central Authorities by way of the particular borrowing window at a mean rate of interest of 4.8307%,” the discharge said.

The earlier installment of 6,000 crore was launched earlier this week on Monday. Additional, further borrowing permission of over 1.06 lakh crore was granted to the states.

Out of the entire quantity launched, 4,730.41 crore has been launched to 23 states and an quantity of 269.59 crore has been launched to the three union territories (UT) with the Legislative Meeting (Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Puducherry) who’re members of the GST Council, the assertion learn.

The remaining 5 states, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim don’t have a niche in income on account of GST implementation.

Until now, 91% of the entire estimated GST compensation shortfall has been launched to the states and UTs with Legislative Assemblies. Out of this, an quantity of 91,460.34 crore has been launched to the states and an quantity of 8,539.66 crore has been launched to Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Puducherry.

The federal government had arrange a particular borrowing window in October 2020 to fulfill the estimated shortfall of 1.10 lakh crore in income arising on account of implementation of GST, the assertion learn.

“Below the particular window, the Authorities of India has been borrowing in authorities inventory with a tenor of three years and 5 years. The borrowing made below every tenor is equally divided amongst all of the states as per their GST compensation shortfall. With the present launch, the proportionate pending GST shortfall with respect to borrowing below 5 years tenure has been concluded for 16 states and two UTs. These states and UTs have been onboard for GST compensation launch from the primary Installment,” stated the Ministry.

Along with offering funds by way of the particular borrowing window to fulfill the shortfall in income on account of GST implementation, the central authorities has additionally granted further borrowing permission equal to 0.50 % of Gross States Home Product (GSDP) to the states selecting Choice-I to fulfill GST compensation shortfall to assist them in mobilising further monetary sources.

“All of the states have given their choice for Choice-I. Permission for borrowing your entire further quantity of 1,06,830 crore (0.50% of GSDP) has been granted to 28 states below this provision,” the ministry stated.

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