Maharashtra’s state finance minister, Ajit Pawar, told the Legislative Council that the central government owes the state Rs 30,352 crore in GST compensation. Pawar was speaking after the Maharashtra Goods and Services Tax Bill (Amendment) 2021 was introduced and passed by voice vote.
Pawar said the GST Council, which is chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and includes member finance ministers, is working on the bill. Following the adoption of decisions, the Centre implements them first, with states following suit in their separate legislatures. That is why this bill was introduced in the council and passed unanimously “The Deputy Chief Minister stated. He stated that Maharashtra’s total GST compensation for 2019-2020 was Rs 1,029 crore. “In 2020-21, the debts totaled Rs 20,193 crore.
Maharashtra Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Protection and Preservation of Trees Bill (Amendment), Maharashtra Nurses (Amendment) Bill, 2021, and Maharashtra Public Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2021 were among the bills passed by the council.