GST Dues of states are not Pending, some States have Failed to Submit AG’s Report says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Top Stories GST Dues of states are not Pending, some States have Failed to Submit AG’s Report says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman By Kalyani B. Nair – On December 13, 2023 5:00 pm – 2 mins read Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman clarified that no GST dues of any state are pending before it and that some state governments have not submitted AG’s authenticated certificate for release of the share of funds.

Replying to a question from Trinamool Congress member Saket Gokhale, who asked about the GST dues of states, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the narrative that GST dues are pending from the Centre is not correct and is a “misnomer ” as states have not submitted AG’s report.

“It is important to understand that if the AG’s (accountant general) certification is (mandatory)… If the AG’s certificate does not reach us, we cannot clear, some states, even after sending AG’s certificate, tell us to hold on till they clear it finally” the finance minister said. The finance minister specifically said that she would specifically name some states “so that there are no doubts in the mind of the people.

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