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Centre releases revenue deficit grant of Rs 7,183 crore to 14 states including N-E states

The grant has been released as per the recommendations of the Fifteenth Finance Commission.  

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New Delhi: The central government has released a revenue deficit grant of Rs 7,183.42 crore to 14 states, a statement from the Finance Ministry said on Monday.

The grant has been released as per the recommendations of the Fifteenth Finance Commission.  

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The Fifteenth Finance Commission has recommended a total post devolution revenue deficit grant of Rs 86,201 crore to 14 states for the financial year 2022-23 and total revenue deficit grant released to states so far in the current financial year has gone up to Rs 57,467.33 crore, the statement said.

The recommended grant is released by the Department of Expenditure to the recommended states in 12 equated monthly installments.

With the release of 8th instalment for the month of November, 2022, the total amount of Revenue Deficit Grants released to the States in 2022-23 has gone up to Rs. 57,467.33 crore, the statement said.

”The Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grants are provided to the states under Article 275 of the Constitution. The grants are released to the States as per the recommendations of the successive Finance Commissions to meet the gap in Revenue Accounts of the States post devolution. The eligibility of States to receive this grant and the quantum of grant for the period from 2020-21 to 2025-26 was decided by the Fifteenth Finance Commission based on the gap between assessment of revenue and expenditure of the State after taking into account the assessed devolution during this period,” the statement said.

The states that have been recommended Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grant by the Fifteenth Finance Commission during 2022-23 are Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal.

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