Revenue Deficit Grant of Rs. 368.58 crore released to Tripura

New Delhi, Aug 03, 2022, PIB

The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance has on Wednesday released the 5th monthly installment of Post Devolution Revenue Deficit (PDRD) Grant of Rs. 7,183.42 crore to 14 States including Tripura.  


According to PIB press release, as part of the 5th installment, Rs 368.58 crore was released to Tripura.


enewstime-Revenue-Deficit- Grant-Finance-Commission-FC-XVFor Tripura, Rs 1842.92 crore was released, so far, during 2022-23 FY.  The grant has been released as per the recommendations of the Fifteenth Finance Commission.  As per the recommendation of the 15th Finance Commission, total Rs 4,423 crore will be released to Tripura in 2022-23.


Apart from Tripura, the States who have been recommended Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grant by the Fifteenth Finance Commission  during 2022-23 are : Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.


The Fifteenth Finance Commission has recommended a total Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grant of Rs. 86,201 crore to 14 States for the financial year 2022-23.


The recommended grant is released by the Department of Expenditure to the recommended States in 12 equated monthly installments. With the release of 5th installment for the month of August, 2022, the total amount of Revenue Deficit Grants released to the States in 2022-23 has gone up to Rs. 35,917.08 crore.


The Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grants are provided to the States under Article 275 of the Constitution.  The grants are released to the States as per the recommendations of the successive Finance Commissions to meet the gap in Revenue Accounts of the States post devolution.


The eligibility of States to receive this grant and the quantum of grant for the period from 2020-21 to 2025-26 was decided by the Fifteenth Finance Commission based on the gap between assessment of revenue and expenditure of the State after taking into account the assessed devolution during this period.