12th Instalment of Rs. 6,000 crore released to the States as back to back loan to meet the GST compensation shortfall

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The Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure has released the 12th 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, 65 percent of the total estimated GST compensation shortfall has been released to the States & UT with Legislative Assembly. Out of this, an amount of Rs. 65,582.96 crore has been released to the States and an amount of Rs. 6,417.04 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. 12 rounds of borrowings have been completed so far starting from 23rd October, 2020.

The amount released this week was the 12th instalment of such funds provided to the States. The amount has been borrowed this week at an interest rate of 4.4315%. So far, an amount of Rs. 72,000 crore has been borrowed by the Central Government through the special borrowing window at an average interest rate of 4.7024%. 

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.

The amount of additional borrowing permission granted to 28 States and the amount of funds raised through special window and released to the States and Union Territories so far is annexed.

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 18.01.2021

(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 1684.89
2 Arunachal Pradesh* 143

0.00

3

Assam 1869 724.96
4 Bihar 3231

2846.74

5

Chhattisgarh 1792 1184.82
6 Goa 446

612.31

7

Gujarat 8704 6723.29
8 Haryana 4293

3172.91

9

Himachal Pradesh 877 1251.83
10 Jharkhand 1765

643.65

11

Karnataka 9018 9045.61
12 Kerala 4,522

2525.64

13

Madhya Pradesh 4746 3311.47
14 Maharashtra 15394

8732.41

15

Manipur* 151 0.00
16 Meghalaya 194

81.59

17

Mizoram* 132 0.00
18 Nagaland* 157

0.00

19

Odisha 2858 2786.53
20 Punjab 3033

3661.36

21

Rajasthan 5462 2661.67
22 Sikkim* 156

0.00

23

Tamil Nadu 9627 4550.36
24 Telangana 5017

1206.87

25

Tripura 297 165.00
26 Uttar Pradesh 9703

4379.49

27

Uttarakhand 1405 1688.73
28 West Bengal 6787

1940.83

Total (A): 106830 65582.96
1 Delhi Not applicable

4275.94

2

Jammu & Kashmir Not applicable 1656.36
3 Puducherry Not applicable

484.74

Total (B): Not applicable 6417.04
Grand Total (A+B) 106830

72000.00

The Press Release can be accessed at: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1689707

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