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Government constitutes Group of Ministers on issues relating to lottery

The Secretary of the GoM on issues relating to lottery shall be Manish Sinha, Joint Secretary (TRU-II), CBIC. The GoM will submit its report to the GST Council in next Meeting of the GST Council.

Jan 17, 2019 14:04 IST
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The Ministry of Finance on January 16, 2019 constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) on issues relating to lottery.

The GoM was constituted in pursuance of the decision of GST Council taken in the 32nd meeting held on January 10, 2019 at New Delhi.

S. No.

Name

Designation and State

Role in the Committee

1

Sudhir Mungantiwar

Finance Minister, Maharashtra

Convener

2

Dr T.M. Thomas Isaac

Finance Minister, Kerala

Member

3

Dr. Amit Mitra

Finance Minister, West Bengal

Member

4

Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma

Finance Minister, Assam

Member

5

Mauvin Godinho

Minister of Panchayat, Goa

Member

6

Manpreet Singh Badal

Finance Minister, Punjab

Member

7

Krishna Byre Gowda

Finance Minister, Karnataka

Member

8

Jarkar Gamlin

Minister, Taxes and Excise, Arunachal Pradesh

Member

Terms of Reference of GoM

Decide on whether the disparity in tax structure on the same product be continued or a uniform rate shall be prescribed for both

Look into whether private persons are misusing the lower GST rate and getting enriched themselves at the cost of the State and suggest measures to curb it

Examine any other issue related to enforcement including the legal frame work so as to prevent evasion of tax on lottery and suggest appropriate tax rate to address the problem

The GoM on will be assisted by a Committee of officers from the Centre and the States

Secretary of the GoM on issues relating to lottery shall be Manish Sinha, Joint Secretary (TRU-II), CBIC.

The GoM will submit its report to the GST Council in next Meeting of the GST Council.

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