Delhi FM Manish Sisodia demands hike in share in Central Taxes, seeks Rs 6,000 crore
Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia placed this demand before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a pre-Budget consultation with Finance Ministers of states.
In a pre-Budget consultation with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the Delhi government today asked the Centre to enhance the allocation of its share in the Central Taxes to at least Rs 6,000 crore against Rs 325 crore being released to the city for the past 18 years. Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia, who was participating in pre-budget meeting, made following remarks.
1. Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia placed this demand before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a pre-Budget consultation with Finance Ministers of states ahead of the Central Budget on July 5.
2. Tweeting in Hindi, Sisodia said, "(I) demanded Rs 6,000 crore for Delhi. From the past 18 years, Delhi is getting only Rs 325 crore. Delhi pays Rs 1.5 lakh crore as tax to the Centre. Other states are getting 42 per cent of their share."
3. Delhi Finance Minister said that he had asked for a separate fund for the civic bodies.
4. He was quoted as saying, "Barring Delhi, the Centre is providing grants to all the other municipalities in the country."
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