In a pre-budget meeting in Delhi, the Chhattisgarh chief minister requests the return of NPS funds and GST compensation.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel asked Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to return the National Pension Scheme amount . The state share would be deposited in a separate pension fund, which would be used to meet pensioner obligations in the future .

New Delhi, India, November 25: In a pre-budget meeting in the national capital on Friday, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel asked Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to return the National Pension Scheme (NPS) amount and said the state share would be deposited in a separate pension fund, which would be used to meet pensioner obligations in the future.It would also be invested in the Government of India and State Government securities, he said.The meeting took place at the Sir Manekshaw auditorium today at 11 a.m. with the primary goal being to review preparations for the Union Budget presentation for 2023-24.The Finance Ministers of other states attended the conference, which was also attended by the chief minister.

CM Baghel said that Rs 17,240 crore deposited with National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) until March 31 should be returned so that it can be put into the state's General Provident Fund for the employees, but that was not accepted and that the state government had demanded Rs 1,875 crore for GST compensation.In honor of the United Nations' International Year of Millet, CM Baghel said that Kodo, Kutki, and Ragi (Millets) are mainly grown in Chhattisgarh and demanded that the Center set a minimum support price for Kodo and Kutki crops to promote Millets crops.He suggested that central government grant programs be given to states with better financial management in order to encourage others to adopt financial discipline, according to the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister.Since the establishment of the state, Chhattisgarh has been able to achieve better financial management and strict financial control, he said.

We encourage states with better financial management, such as Chhattisgarh, to receive incentive grants, GST compensation, and transfers of the sums collected as additional levy from coal block companies, according to Baghel.The Chief Minister reiterated the states' need for paddy and gunny bags in the year 2022-23, and demanded that the Central Government increase the target of procuring par-boiled rice to 14 lakh metric tonnes.Along with this, he demanded that the state has new jute gunny bags available.

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