Centre congratulates Bengal for becoming revenue surplus

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Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) The Central government has congratulated the West Bengal government as the state has become revenue surplus in March, officials said.

In a recent communication to state Chief Secretary Malay De, Union Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said: “As far as West Bengal is concerned, the revenue gap has come down from 33.4 per cent in August to (-) 3 per cent in March. The revenue shortfall in West Bengal has been coming down steadily but there seems to have been a spike of a major gain in March where suddenly your revenue deficit has now become revenue surplus.”

“I would like to congratulate West Bengal for such a performance. We do hope that the trend will continue in future months also,” he wrote.

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Adhia also mentioned the performance of Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection is improving with some ups and downs.–IANS

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