(L-R) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and Finance Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Pondicherry Chief Minister and Finance Minister V. Narayanasamy and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Manish Sisodia during the pre-budget meeting with Finance Minister of all states at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi (Photo: ANI)
(L-R) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and Finance Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Pondicherry Chief Minister and Finance Minister V. Narayanasamy and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Manish Sisodia during the pre-budget meeting with Finance Minister of all states at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi (Photo: ANI)

Delhi demands hike in share in Central taxes

  • Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia placed the demand before Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a pre-Budget consultation
  • Sisodia said he had asked for a separate fund for the civic bodies

New Delhi: The Delhi Government on Friday asked the Centre to enhance the allocation of its share in the Central Taxes to at least 6,000 crore against 325 crore being released to the city for the past 18 years.

Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia placed the demand before Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a pre-Budget consultation with Finance Ministers of states ahead of the Central Budget on July 5.

"(I) demanded 6,000 crore for Delhi. From the past 18 years, Delhi is getting only 325 crore. Delhi pays 1.5 lakh crore as tax to the Centre. Other states are getting 42 per cent of their share," Sisodia tweeted in Hindi.

He said he had asked for a separate fund for the civic bodies.

"Barring Delhi, the Centre is providing grants to all the other municipalities in the country," he said.


This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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