Centre to release GST compensation to states in 2 parts

Centre to release GST compensation to states in 2 instalments, says Anurag Thakur

The reply came after MPs from Telangana and Odisha complained during Question Hour that their states were not getting the share of the Goods and Services Tax

Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur. (PTI Photo)

The Centre will release all due GST compensation to states in two instalments, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said in Lok Sabha on Monday.

The reply came after MPs from Telangana and Odisha complained during Question Hour that their states were not getting the share of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST).

"All due GST compensation will be given to states in two instalments," Thakur, Union Minister of state for finance, said.

The minister said GST (Compensation to States) Act, 2017 provides for compensation to States/UTs (UT with legislature only) on account of revenue loss due to implementation of GST on a bi-monthly basis.

Accordingly, he said that the states have been paid GST compensation on a bi-monthly basis with effect from July, 2017.

Thakur said that the GST Compensation has been released till September, 2019 and the next bi-monthly GST Compensation is due for October-November, 2019.

The minister said that a total of Rs 2,10,969.49 crore has been released as GST compensation to states so far including UTs of Delhi and Puducherry after implementation of GST with effect from July 1, 2017.

Period for which compensation has been released: July, 2017-March 2018 - Rs 48,785.35 crore; April 2018-March 2019 - Rs 81,141.14 crore; April-May 2019 - Rs 17,789 crore; June-July 2019 - Rs 27,956 crore; Aug-Sept 2019 - Rs 35,298 crore.

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