In pursuance of decision taken in the 21st Meeting of GST Council at Hyderabad, the Union Finance Minister,Shri Arun Jaitley has constituted a Group of Ministers and a Committee on Exports.
The Group of Ministers (GoM) has been constituted under the convenorship of the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Sushil Kumar Modi,in order to monitor and resolve the IT challenges faced in the implementation of GST. The Members of the GoM are Shri Amar Agarwal, Minister for Commercial Taxes, Government of Chhatisgarh; Shri Krishna Byregowda, Minister for Agriculture, Government of Karnataka; Dr. T.M. Thomas Isaac, Finance Minister, Government of Kerala and Shri Etela Rajendar, Finance Minister, Government of Telengana. The GoM will be assisted in its work by the Chairman, Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) and the Chief Executive Officer, GSTN.
The Committee on Exports has been constituted under the convenorship of the Revenue Secretary to look at the issues of export sector and to recommend to the GST Council suitable strategy for helping the export sector in the post-GST scenario. This Committee consists of the Chairperson, CBEC; Member (Customs), CBEC; Director General, DGFT; Addional Secretary, GST Council; Director General, DG Export Promotion from the Central Government and Commissioners of Commercial Taxes from the States of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.