New Delhi (IANS) India's gross GST revenue collection reached a new record high of over Rs 1.23 lakh crore in March 2021.
Accordingly, the GST revenues during March 2021 are the highest since the introduction of the tax.
"In line with the trend of recovery in the GST revenues over past five months, the revenues for the month of March 2021 are 27 per cent higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year," the Finance Ministry said in a statement.
"During the month, revenues from import of goods were 70 per cent higher and the revenues from domestic transaction (including import of services) are 17 per cent higher than the revenues from these sources during the same month last year."
According to the statement, the gross GST revenue collected in the month of March 2021 is at a record of Rs 123,902 crore of which CGST is Rs 22,973 crore, SGST is Rs 29,329 crore, IGST is Rs 62,842 crore and Cess is at Rs 8,757 crore.
"The government has settled Rs 21,879 crore to CGST and Rs 17,230 crore to SGST from IGST as regular settlement. In addition, Centre has also settled Rs 28,000 crore as IGST ad-hoc settlement in the ratio of 50:50 between Centre and States or UTs."
"The total revenue of Centre and the States after regular and ad-hoc settlements in the month of March' 2021 is Rs 58,852 crore for CGST and Rs 60,559 crore for the SGST. Centre has also released a compensation of Rs 30,000 crore during the month of March 2021."