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Controller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has stated after its audit, now presented in the Parliament, that the Central Government owes Rs. 81,647.70 crores to the states from its proceeds during the period 1996 to 2015.

Whether this will be paid to the States Government by the Centre? The chances are very less. The Finance Minister has already told that the veracity has to be compared with the Budget papers. It is to be noted that the Central Government has always kept the states under hook on the fund allotment to the latter.