State finance ministers met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sithraman ahead of the GST meeting. Finance Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia and Finance Minister of Punjab Manpreet Singh Badal, who attended the meeting, expressed their opinion on the GST compensation delay.
Badal said the GST compensation for August and September will be given to states soon, though no timeline is given by the central government. Sisodia also noted that for the last 2 months the compensation money remains stuck. "It is not that there is no money. A lump sum amount of Rs 50,000 crore is set aside to compensate which is not being released,” he added.