The Union Government on December 22, authorised the release of an additional installment of tax devolution amounting to Rs 72,961.21 crore. According to the list of funds issued by the Ministry of Finance, Uttar Pradesh will receive the highest amount in its account among the States.
Uttar Pradesh will get Rs 13,088.51 crore, followed by Bihar at Rs 7,338.44 crore and West Bengal Rs 5,488.88 crore, among others. After receiving the funds, the ongoing social welfare and infrastructure development projects of the Yogi Government will get a boost.
As per the statement issued by the Ministry of Finance, this amount has been released to the States to accumulate necessary funds for social welfare activities and strengthening infrastructure in view of upcoming festivals and the new year.
Notably, according to the rules, the transfer of taxes from the central pool to the states occurs in 14 installments. Eleven installments are released every month over the course of 11 months, while the remaining three installments are released in the month of March.
This latest installment is in addition to the tax devolution installment due to states on January 10, 2024, and the installment of Rs 72,961.21 crore already released on December 11, 2023, the Finance Ministry said.
Expressing gratitude, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath wrote on his X handle, “Heartfelt gratitude to respected Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji and thanks to Honorable Union Finance Minister Smt@nsitharaman ji for the additional instalment of Rs 13,088.51 crore released for the State in the tax-devolution process for the overall upliftment of Uttar Pradesh.
This amount will give new impetus and scope to the state’s development and public welfare efforts.”
उत्तर प्रदेश के समग्र उत्थान हेतु कर हस्तांतरण प्रक्रिया में प्रदेश हेतु जारी ₹13,088.51 करोड़ की अतिरिक्त किस्त के लिए आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी का हार्दिक आभार एवं मा. केंद्रीय वित्त मंत्री श्रीमती @nsitharaman जी का धन्यवाद!
यह धनराशि प्रदेश के विकास और लोक…
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) December 22, 2023
(with inputs from ANI)