GoM on concessions or exemption from GST to COVID relief material
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
New Delhi. 29 May, 2021
Subject: Constitution of a Group of Ministers (GoM) on concessions/ exemption from GST to COVID relief material-reg.
In pursuance of the decision of the GST Council at its 43rd meeting on 28 May 2021, a Group of Ministers (GOM) has been constituted to examine the issue of GST concessions/ exemption to COVID relief material. The GOM shall consist of the following members:
|S. No.||Name||Designation and State|
|1||Shri Conrad Sangma||Chief Minister. Meghalaya||Convenor|
|2||Shri Nitinbhai Patel||Deputy Chief Minister, Gujarat||Member|
|3||Shri Ajit Pawar||Deputy Chief Minister, Maharashtra||Member|
|4||Shri Mauvin Godinho||Minister for Transport & Panchayati Raj, Housing, Protocol and Legislative Affairs, Goa||Member|
|5||Shri K.N. Balagopal||Minister for Finance, Kerala||Member|
|6||Shri Niranjan Pujari||Minister for Finance and Excise, Odisha||Member|
|7||Shri T. Harish Rao||Minister for Finance, Telangana||Member|
|8||Shri Suresh Kr Khanna||Minister for Finance, U. P.||Member|
2. Terms of Reference: The GOM shall examine the need for GST concession/exemption and make recommendations on –
(i) COVID vaccines, drugs and medicines for COVID treatment, and testing kits for COVID detection;
(ii) Medical grade oxygen, Pulse oximeters, Hand sanitizers, Oxygen therapy equipment such as Concentrators, Generators and Ventilators, PPE kits, N 95 masks, surgical masks, temperature checking equipment; and
(iii) any other items required for COVID relief.
3. The GOM on COV1D relief shall be assisted by a Committee of officers from the Centre and the States as convened by the GOM.
4. The secretarial assistance to this GOM shall be provided by Joint Secretary (TRU-I), CBIC.
5. The GOM shall submit its recommendations to the Council latest by 8 June. 2021.