Centre to gain more from GST in long run, does not command trust of states, says former RBI governor Y V Reddy

The trust deficit has increased in regard to the administration of the GST, former governor YV Reddy said

Press Trust of India April 04, 2019 07:33:05 IST
Centre to gain more from GST in long run, does not command trust of states, says former RBI governor Y V Reddy
  • Union government would gain more from Goods and Services Tax (GST) than the states in the longer run

  • The trust deficit has increased in regard to the administration of the GST, former governor YV Reddy said

  • On relevance and importance of the finance commission, Reddy said the problem is outside the commission.

Ahmedabad: Former Reserve Bank Governor Y V Reddy said Wednesday that the Union government would gain more from Goods and Services Tax (GST) than the states in the longer run.

During an interaction with students at the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad here, Reddy also opined that "trust deficit" has increased with regard to administration of the GST.

Centre to gain more from GST in long run does not command trust of states says former RBI governor Y V Reddy

Former RBI governor Y V Reddy. Reuters

Reddy, who has also served as chairman of the fourteenth finance commission, was here to launch his book Indian Fiscal Federalism, co-authored by G R Reddy.

"My sense about the GST is that Centre will gain more than the states," said Reddy to a question by Gujarat Chief Secretary J N Singh, one of the invitees at the book launch. "The way GST has been implemented, it does not command trust of the states....The trust deficit has increased in regard to the administration of the GST," said Reddy.

On relevance and importance of the finance commission, Reddy said the problem is outside the commission. "Everyone is trying to find problems in finance commission. But problem is not with the commission. Problem is outside the commission....allow the commission to do its work," he said.

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