West Bengal has exceeded the Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection target of 14 per cent in the month of March 2019, the assembly was informed Monday. “Our record in terms of GST collection has been one of the best in the country. The state has exceeded the GST collection target of 14 per cent in the month of March 2019,” Finance Minister Amit Mitra Monday said.
While lauding the performance of the state government, Mitra said the government has also increased the expenditure on state development schemes from Rs 57,779 crore to Rs 71,113 crore.
The opposition CPI(M) and Congress MLAs, however, slammed the government for its failure to generate employment in the state and increasing tax collection.