October 13, 2020 5:45 am
Speaking at the virtual GST council meet on Monday, Punjab FM Manpreet Singh Badal said, “We are thus close to setting up some dangerous precedents: Goodbye to Constitution. Goodbye to compensation law. Goodbye to minutes of the council meetings. Goodbye to AG’s opinion.’’
October 12, 2020 5:53 am
Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac said while the resolution adopted by the Council for borrowing options will be binding on all states, it gives rise to a dispute on the manner in which compensation mechanism is being decided contrary to what is specified in the law.
October 10, 2020 12:55 am
West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra said the Council has to find a way to reach consensus, but didn’t explicitly rule out voting.
October 06, 2020 8:49 am
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October 06, 2020 7:38 am
In the previous meeting on August 27, the Centre had proposed two options to states: borrow Rs 97,000 crore from a special window facilitated by the RBI or the complete shortfall of Rs 2.35 lakh crore from the market.
October 05, 2020 8:33 pm
Nirmala Sitharaman said 21 states had opted for one of the two options the Centre had previously suggested for borrowing to meet the shortfall in GST collections.
October 05, 2020 4:38 am
The opposition-ruled states are also likely to raise objections to the calculation of estimates given for the borrowing options, which assumes a high 10 per cent growth for the compensation cess deficit projections.
October 04, 2020 7:38 pm
The dependence of states on compensation payments as a share of the protected revenues, or the amount they are entitled to get as per the GST (Compensation to States) Act, has shot up to nearly 58 per cent in April-July from 24.2 per cent seen in the previous financial year.
September 12, 2020 11:20 am
The deferment comes in the backdrop of the ongoing tussle between the Centre and states over the pending compensation issue.
August 29, 2020 12:30 am
State Bank of India in a research report Friday also proposed Centre to make arrangements with the RBI to facilitate such borrowing.