Despite efforts by the government, the transitional provisions have failed to account for or facilitate transition of credit and stocks in many scenarios relevant to businesses. According to sources, the textile and garments sector workers are going on a strike from June 26 against the high rate of GST.
With the implementation of GST less than a week way, experts have warned of a short-term liquidity shortage as there could be input credit lock up of of over Rs 100,000 crore, of which close to Rs 50,000 crore could be blocked for about two months.
India’s central bank, which has kept the benchmark repo rate steady at 6.25% in the last four policy reviews awaiting the US Federal Reserve’s decision and the progress of monsoon, may opt to go for a bigger cut in the next policy review
The RBI further said Jan Dhan account holders pulled out Rs 10,300 crore by March 1 this year from the maximum deposit level of Rs 74,600 crore on December 7, 2016 when the demonetisation drive was at its peak.