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States get Rs1.17 lakh cr tax devolution

Union Finance Ministry said that the two instalments have been released as against the normal monthly devolution of Rs 58,332.86 crore

Centre releases Rs 7,183 cr grant to 14 states
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Centre releases Rs 7,183 cr grant to 14 states

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New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday released two instalments of tax devolution to the State governments amounting to Rs1,16,665.75 crore.

In a statement, Union Finance Ministry said that the two instalments have been released as against the normal monthly devolution of Rs 58,332.86 crore.

"This is in line with the commitment of the Government of India to strengthen the hands of states to accelerate their capital and developmental expenditure," it said.

As per the ministry, states like Andhra Pradesh received Rs 4,721.44 crore, Assam received Rs 3,649.30 crore and Bihar got Rs 11,734.22 crore. Similarly, Uttar Pradesh received Rs 20,928.62 crore while Madhya Pradesh got Rs 9,158.24 crore.

The share of states in the Central taxes - at the aggregate level of 41 per cent -- was decided by the 15th Finance Commission. Typically, this is transferred in 14 instalments in a fiscal year.

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