GST Council to discuss compensation issue today
In the last meeting, Mrs Sitharaman had assured that States’ Goods and Services Tax revenue shortfall this year either due to GST implementation or due to covid will be met completely. She said, nobody is going to be denied compensation for losses.
In the 41st meeting of the GST Council in August, Centre had given two borrowing options to States to meet GST compensation requirement for the current financial year. States can borrow either 97 thousand crore rupees from a special window facilitated by the RBI or two lakh 35 thousand crore rupees from the market. The Finance Ministry had said, 21 States had opted to borrow 97 thousand crore rupees to meet the GST revenue shortfall.