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Harsimrat compulsive liar, says CM on Golden Temple GST refund row

September 23, 2019 05:01 AM


Harsimrat compulsive liar, says CM on Golden Temple GST refund row

HT Correspondent

Chandigarh : Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh called Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal a compulsive liar on Sunday, in response to her statement that the state government has reneged from its promise to pay its share for GST for langar of Golden Temple.

The CM said the state government had not only notified 100% GST refund for Punjab’s share in respect of Darbar Sahib, Durgiana Mandir, and Ram Tirath, but also allocated ₹4 crore to the Amritsar deputy commissioner for the same in May this year.

The CM reiterated his government’s commitment to refunding the state’s share of the GST not just for the current year but with retrospective effect from August 2017 for all three shrines. He said ₹4 crore was allotted to the DC by the revenue department after requisite approvals from the Vidhan Sabha.

He said following the creation of a new budget head on this count, the process to generate the new DDO (drawing and disbursing officer) code had been taken up with the accountant general. The financial commissioner, revenue, had also been instructed to ensure timely and seamless refund of the GST to all three shrines, added Amarinder.

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