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.
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