All States choose Option-1 to meet the GST implementation shortfall

Dec 5: The Government of India has set up a special borrowing window for the States & Union Territories who choose Option-1 to borrow the amount of shortfall arising out of GST implementation. The window has been operationalized since 23rd October 2020 and the Government of India has already borrowed an amount of Rs.30,000 crore on behalf of the States in five installments and passed it on to the States and Union Territories, who chose Option-1. Now the State of Jharkhand will also receive funds raised through this window starting from the next round of borrowing. The next installment of Rs.6,000 crore will be released to the States/UTs on 7th December 2020.

Under the terms of Option-1, besides getting the facility of a special window for borrowings to meet the shortfall arising out of GST implementation, the States are also entitled to get unconditional permission to borrow the final instalment of 0.50% of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) out of the 2% additional borrowings permitted by the Government of India, under Atma Nirbhar Abhiyaan on 17th May, 2020. This is over and above the Special Window of Rs.1.1 lakh crore. On receipt of the choice of Option-1, the Government of India has granted additional borrowing permission of Rs.1,765 crore to the State Government of Jharkhand (0.50 % of Jharkhand’s GSDP).

The amount of additional borrowing permission granted to 28 States and the amount of funds raised through special window and released to the States and Union Territories so far is annexed.

State wise additional borrowing of 0.50 percent of GSDP allowed and amount of funds raised through special window passed on to the States/UTs till 04.12.2020

(Rs. in Crore)

S. No.Name of State / UTAdditional borrowing of 0.50 percent allowed to StatesAmount of fund raised through special window passed on to the States/ UTs
1Andhra Pradesh5051804.15
2Arunachal Pradesh*1430.00
5Chhattisgarh #17920.00
7Gujarat 87043208.80
9Himachal Pradesh 877597.47
13Madhya Pradesh47461580.51
23Tamil Nadu96272171.90
26Uttar Pradesh97032090.21
28West Bengal6787252.22
 Total (A):10683026966.76
1DelhiNot applicable2040.77
2Jammu & KashmirNot applicable790.53
3PuducherryNot applicable201.94
 Total (B):Not applicable3033.24
 Grand Total (A+B)10683030000.00
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