The government on Thursday said it has released Rs 92,077 crore towards devolution of central taxes to states for April and May.
In a tweet, the Office of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, “GoI has released a total amount of Rs 92,077 crore, as state’s share in the devolution of central taxes and duties for the months of April and May 2020.”
The devolution amount for April stood at Rs 46,038.10 crore, while for May, it is Rs 46,038.70 crore.
The tweet said that these releases are according to projections of receipts in Budget Estimate 2020-21 and have not been adjusted for the actual tax collections, impacting the Centre’s cash balances.
“This is a special gesture to ensure that the states’ cash flows remain undisturbed at this crucial time,” it added.
The Budget had projected the share of the states in taxes at Rs 7.84 trilllion for 2020-21.
The 15th Finance Commission had recommended the share of states at 41 per cent of the divisible pool and 1 per cent for the newly-created Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
GoI has released a total amount of ₹92,077 cr, as State’s share in the Devolution of Central Taxes and Duties for the months of April and May, 2020. These releases are according to projections of receipts in BE 2020-21… (1/2)
— NSitharamanOffice (@nsitharamanoffc) May 21, 2020
The 14th Finance Commission had recommended that the states be given 42 per cent share in taxes .