GST offset, MSP, dues figure in NITI Aayog meet – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

NEW DELHI: issues related to the extension of the GST compensation, the increase in the States’ share of central taxes, the request for a legal guarantee of the minimum support price (MSP) for crops, release of pending funds for central regimes and cooperative federalism were raised by chief ministers during the seventh meeting of the NITI Aayog Board of Directors chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday.

It was their first face-to-face meeting since the pandemic began. It was attended by 23 chief ministers, three lieutenant governors, two administrators and Union ministers.

Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao and his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar skipped it while Tamil Nadu CM K Stalin did not attend as it was the death anniversary of his father M Karunanidhi. Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai is down with Covid.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for support to increase GST collection. “Increasing GST collection requires collective action from the Center and the states. It is crucial to strengthening our economic position,” he said.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has called for a five-year extension of state compensation instead of a drop in revenue due to the implementation of the GST.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reportedly left after the first half of the meeting, citing the cyclone situation in the state.

She called for the urgent release of funds from the state due to the implementation of MGNREGA and other central schemes. Calling for greater Center-State cooperation, she asked the Center to consider states’ requests more seriously, adding that no policy such as the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) should be left to them. imposed.

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann raised the issue of providing a legal guarantee to the MSP. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik said the state has historically been neglected in central list topics, such as telecommunications, railways and banking. “We have the lowest density in all of this crucial infrastructure and I urge the central government to pay special attention to Odisha,” he said.

NEW DELHI: issues related to the extension of the GST compensation, the increase in the States’ share of central taxes, the request for a legal guarantee of the minimum support price (MSP) for crops, release of pending funds for central regimes and cooperative federalism were raised by chief ministers during the seventh meeting of the NITI Aayog Board of Directors chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday. It was their first face-to-face meeting since the pandemic began. It was attended by 23 chief ministers, three lieutenant governors, two administrators and Union ministers. Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao and his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar skipped it while Tamil Nadu CM K Stalin did not attend as it was the death anniversary of his father M Karunanidhi. Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai is down with Covid. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for support to increase GST collection. “Increased GST collection requires collective action from the Center and the States. It is crucial to strengthen our economic position,” he said. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel asked a five-year extension of compensation from states instead of a drop in revenue due to the implementation of GST West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reportedly left after the first half of the meeting, citing the situation of the cyclone in the state. She called for the urgent release of funds from the state due to the implementation of MGNREGA and other central schemes. Calling for greater Center-State cooperation, she requested the Center to consider states’ demands more seriously, adding that no policy such as the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) should be imposed on them. Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann raised the issue of providing a legal safeguard to the MSP Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik declared areed that the state has historically been neglected in central list subjects, such as telecommunications, railways and banking. “We have the lowest density in all of this crucial infrastructure and I urge the central government to pay special attention to Odisha,” he said.

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