GST Council rings first alarm bells on revenue

News:The GST Council has written to states telling them that the GST and compensation cess collections are unlikely to be met this year. Facts: About GST Compensation Cess: A cess is a tax that is levied by the government to raise funds for a specific purpose. As part of the GST reforms, the GST Compensation… Continue reading GST Council rings first alarm bells on revenue

Infra spending by States must rise: Crisil

News:The Credit rating agency CRISIL has released its Infrastructure Yearbook 2019. Facts: Key takeaways from the Yearbook: CRISIL has said that states need to scale up investments to Rs 110 lakh crore over the next decade to achieve India’s massive infrastructure targets. The country-wide infrastructure spending required will be Rs 235 lakh crore over the… Continue reading Infra spending by States must rise: Crisil

Income support, UDAY driving fiscal slippages: RBI

The Reserve Bank has warned of the rising risks to fiscal consolidation of the states as their finances are burdened with (a)farm loan waivers (b)income support schemes and (c)UDAY bonds for their power distribution companies. These remarks were made during a meeting between the members of the 15th Finance Commission and the RBI members. Further,other… Continue reading Income support, UDAY driving fiscal slippages: RBI