02.01.2022: Baghel meets PM Modi, reiterates demand for pending GST, coal royalty funds

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and reiterated the demand to release pending funds related to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and coal royalty revenues, a statement issued by the state government said.

Baghel said that like other producing states, Chhattisgarh is also facing a shortfall in commercial tax revenue after the GST implementation.

“From the date of implementation of GST till June 30, 2022, an amount of 1,375 crore is yet to be received from the Centre to the state as GST compensation. He requested to release the pending amount to the state as early as possible,” the release issued by the government said.

Baghel said the state government has requested the Centre several times to transfer the due amount of 4,170 crore recovered from the coal blocks of Chhattisgarh to the state government, but the amount is not received yet.

“ Baghel requested the Prime Minister that the due amount should be transferred to the state at the earliest as possible,” the statement added.

Source: The Hindustan Times

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