Rs 6,000 Cr Released To States To Meet GST Compensation Shortfall

New Delhi: The Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure has released the 15th weekly instalment of Rs.6,000 crore to the States today to meet the GST compensation shortfall. Out of this, an amount of Rs.5,516.60 crore has been released to 23 States and an amount of Rs.483.40 crore has been released to the 3 Union Territories (UT) with Legislative Assembly (Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir & Puducherry) who are members of the GST Council. The remaining 5 States, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim do not have a gap in revenue on account of GST implementation.

Till now, 81 percent of the total estimated GST compensation shortfall has been released to the States & UTs with Legislative Assembly. Out of this, an amount of Rs.82,132.76 crore has been released to the States and an amount of Rs.7,867.24 crore has been released to the 3 UTs with Legislative Assembly.

The Government of India had set up a special borrowing window in October, 2020 to meet the estimated shortfall of Rs.1.10 Lakh crore in revenue arising on account of implementation of GST. The borrowings are being done through this window by the Government of India on behalf of the States and UTs. 15 rounds of borrowings have been completed so far starting from 23rd October, 2020.

The amount released this week was the 15th instalment of such funds provided to the States. The amount has been borrowed this week at an interest rate of 5.5288%. So far, an amount of Rs.90,000 crore has been borrowed by the Central Government through the special borrowing window at an average interest rate of 4.7921%.

In addition to providing funds through the special borrowing window to meet the shortfall in revenue on account of GST implementation, the Government of India has also granted additional borrowing permission equivalent to 0.50 % of Gross States Domestic Product (GSDP) to the states choosing Option-I to meet GST compensation shortfall to help them in mobilising additional financial resources. All the States have given their preference for Option-I. Permission for borrowing the entire additional amount of Rs.1,06,830 crore (0.50 % of GSDP) has been granted to 28 States under this provision.

State wise additional borrowing of 0.50 percent of GSDP allowed and amount of funds raised through special window passed on to the States/UTs till 12.02.2021:

(Rs. in Crore)

S. No. Name of State / UT Additional borrowing of 0.50 percent allowed to States Amount of fund raised through special window passed on to the States/ UTs
1 Andhra Pradesh 5051 2062.35
2 Arunachal Pradesh* 143 0.00
3 Assam 1869 887.32
4 Bihar 3231 3484.54
5 Chhattisgarh 1792 1692.60
6 Goa 446 749.50
7 Gujarat 8704 8229.50
8 Haryana 4293 3883.70
9 Himachal Pradesh 877 1532.27
10 Jharkhand 1765 919.50
11 Karnataka 9018 11071.99
12 Kerala 4,522 3467.40
13 Madhya Pradesh 4746 4053.31
14 Maharashtra 15394 10688.59
15 Manipur* 151 0.00
16 Meghalaya 194 99.89
17 Mizoram* 132 0.00
18 Nagaland* 157 0.00
19 Odisha 2858 3410.77
20 Punjab 3033 5026.60
21 Rajasthan 5462 3413.62
22 Sikkim* 156 0.00
23 Tamil Nadu 9627 5569.70
24 Telangana 5017 1595.58
25 Tripura 297 201.90
26 Uttar Pradesh 9703 5360.61
27 Uttarakhand 1405 2067.00
28 West Bengal 6787 2664.52
Total (A): 106830 82132.76
1 Delhi Not applicable 5233.87
2 Jammu & Kashmir Not applicable 2027.43
3 Puducherry Not applicable 605.94
Total (B): Not applicable 7867.24
Grand Total (A+B) 106830 90000.00
* These States have ‘NIL’ GST compensation gap

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