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Dec 12, 2019
10:19PM

Finance Minister rejects allegation of discrimination with non-BJP ruled states over GST compensation

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has rejected the allegation of discrimination with non-BJP ruled states over the issue of GST compensation.

She said, no states have been given the compensation since August and Centre will honour the commitment made to the states with regard to GST compensation.

The Minister said this while replying to a discussion on Appropriation (No 3) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha today.

She said, IGST dues pertaining to 2017-18 were discussed in the GST council and a Group of Ministers has been formed to look into the issue.  

Ms. Sithraman said, the Centre has released 9,783 crore rupees to the states which are more than the total GST cess collection received till 31st October.

After the Minister’s reply, the Rajya Sabha returned the Appropriation (No 3) Bill, 2019 to Lok Sabha. The Bill is related to issuing of additional government expenditure of over 21,246 crore rupees in the current fiscal. It is the first batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2019-20.


Several members including Jairam Ramesh of Congress, KK Ragesh of CPI (M), Manish Gupta of TMC and others participated in the discussion.

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