Chidambaram on GST dues: Chidambaram accuses Sitharaman of lying, says Congress ruled states owe thousands of crores

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Chidambaram on GST dues: Congress leader and former Finance Minister of the country P Chidambaram said regarding the GST dues that Nirmala Sitharaman has not yet paid the dues of the Congress ruled states.

GST dues of Congress ruled states have not been paid yet.

P. Chidambaram on GST dues: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that the claim of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman that the GST dues of all the states have been paid is false. P Chidambaram tweeted that the GST dues of Congress-ruled states have not been paid yet.

Chidambaram said that till June 1, only Punjab’s GST dues are Rs 7393 crore (Punjab GST dues). Yet the Finance Minister just said that he has paid the GST dues to all the states. Similarly, the GST dues for Chhattisgarh is Rs 3069 crore (Chhattisgarh GST dues). Similarly, the GST dues for Rajasthan is Rs 7142 crore (Rajasthan GST dues).

Rajasthan’s total outstanding 7142 crore

According to the letter written by the Chief Minister of the state Ashok Gehlot to Nirmala Sitharaman, the outstanding as on 31 March 2021 was Rs 4635 crore. After that the outstanding amount for April and May stood at Rs 2507 crore. In this way the total outstanding of Rajasthan becomes Rs 7142 crore.

GST collection 102709 lakh crore in May

In the month of May, the government’s GST collection was 1 lakh 2 thousand 709 crores. In this Central GST was 17592 crore, State GST was 22653 crore and Inter GST was 53199 crore. 26002 crores has been collected in Inter GST through imported goods. A total of 9265 crores have been received from Cess. 868 crores in cess has come through imported goods. In May 2021, there has been a jump of 65 percent in the total GST collection on a yearly basis.

This figure crosses 1 lakh crore for the eighth consecutive month

This is the eighth consecutive month that the GST collection has crossed 1 lakh crore. In the month of May, the government has made regular settlement of CGST of 15014 crores and SGST of 11653 crores. According to the information shared by the Ministry of Finance, there has been an increase of 56 percent in revenue due to the increase in goods imports. Domestic transactions have grown by 69 per cent year-on-year.

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