Oct 13, 2020, 12:32PM ISTSupply: TOI.in
GST council failed to achieve a consensus on compensation as a consequence of sharp division alongside political traces. This allowed the Centre to let 20-odd states concern bonds to lift funds and meet the shortfall within the assortment. Persevering with from the place they left, the 10 opposition-governed states and UTs pressed for the Centre to borrow the funds, one thing that finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman refused to do, arguing that higher-than-announced borrowings will enhance the price of funds for the federal government and the non-public sector. ‘The impression can be much less if states borrow… The Centre will facilitate borrowings to make sure price is equitable for all states,’ she stated after the assembly, sticking to the stand taken even earlier than the borrowing calendar for the second half of the yr had been finalised.