Subsequent to the decisions taken in the 27th GST
Council meeting held on 04.05.2018, two Group of Ministers (GoMs) have been
constituted, according to an official release.
The first GoM shall consider the issues relating to
“Incentivizing digital payments in the GST regime”. Shri Sushil
Kumar Modi, Deputy Chief Minister, Bihar is convenor and other members of this
GoM are Shri Nitinbhai Patel, Dy. Chief Minister, Gujarat; Capt. Abhimanyu,
Excise & Taxation Minister, Haryana; Dr. Amit Mitra, Finance Minister, West
Bengal and Shri Manpreet Singh Badal, Finance Minister, Punjab.
The Second GoM shall consider issues relating to
“Imposition of Cess on Sugar under GST”. Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma,
Finance Minister of Assam is convener and other members of this GoM are
Shri Rajesh Agrawal, Finance Minister, Uttar Pradesh; Shri Sudhir
Mungatiwar, Finance Minister, Maharashtra; Shri D. Jayakumar, Minister
for Fisheries and Personnel & Administrative Reforms, Tamil Nadu and
Dr. T.M. Thomas Isaac, Finance Minister, Kerala.
Both the GoMs shall submit their reports within a
period of 15 days.