The Centre on Thursday knowledgeable the Andhra Pradesh Excessive Courtroom that it has launched Rs 22,111.88 crore as post-devolution income deficit grant and one other Rs 16,510 crore beneath totally different heads, together with capital metropolis improvement, to the state throughout 2014-20.
In a counter-affidavit on a petition looking for grant of Particular Class Standing to AP and implementation of the provisions of AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, the Union Ministry of House Affairs stated the difficulty of grant of SCS was thought-about conserving in view the bigger curiosity of the nation.
The 14thFinance Fee didn’t make a distinction between particular and normal class states. Its strategy was to fill the useful resource hole of every state to the extent doable via tax devolution and, if such devolution alone couldn’t cowl the assessed hole, for sure states a income deficit grant was offered, it stated.
Assistant Solicitor Common N Harinath filed the counter-affidavit earlier than a division bench of justices Rakesh Kumar, AV Sesha Sai and M Satyanarayana Murthy, opposing the petitioner’s plea.
The Centre stated the Finance Fee beneficial a complete award of Rs 22,113 crore to AP for the five-year interval (from 2015).
Out of this, Rs 22,111.88 crore have been offered to the state, it added.
It additionally stated a sum of Rs 3,979.50 crore was launched out of Rs 4,117.89 crore assessed as useful resource hole for the interval June 2, 2014 to March 31, 2015.
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