It further asked taxpayers to check CBIC website for updated information.
Soon after CBIC’s tweet, PIB (Press Information Bureau) Fact Check handle — that counters misinformation on government policies or schemes — shared a similar image of the order and also termed it fake. It further stated that there hasn’t been any such order issued by CBIC and finance ministry.
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Earlier in the day, it shared another update and stated that ‘Balika Anudan Yojana’ is not run by the government and it won’t distribute Rs 50,000 of financial assistance to the girl child of BPL (below poverty line) families.
Meanwhile, the Centre and the states have been at loggerheads over GST compensation and distribution framework. Non-BJP-ruled states and those ruled by the Opposition parties have called for a reordering of the indirect tax distribution framework.
The GST collection during April-August declined on account of Covid-19 induced lockdown, and the compensation due to states stands at over Rs 1.51 lakh crore, minister of state for finance Anurag Singh Thakur had said.
The provisional GST compensation due to states/UTs for 2020-21 was highest for Maharashtra at Rs 22,485 crore, followed by Karnataka (Rs 13,763 crore), Uttar Pradesh (Rs 11,742 crore), Gujarat (Rs 11,563 crore) and Tamil Nadu (Rs 11,269 crore).
The compensation due to West Bengal stands at Rs 7,750 crore, Kerala (Rs 7,077 crore), Punjab (Rs 6,959 crore), Delhi (Rs 6,931 crore), Rajasthan (Rs 6312 crore), Telangana (Rs 5,424 crore) and Chhattisgarh (Rs 2,827 crore).
The total provisional GST compensation due to 31 states and UTs for 2020-21 put together stands at Rs 1,51,365 crore, as per data shared in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.
(With PTI inputs)