Finance Minister Arun Jaitley constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to monitor and resolve the IT challenges faced in the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
He also set up a committee on exports to look at the issues of export sector and to recommend to the GST Council a suitable strategy for helping the export sector in the post-GST scenario.
- This move follows the decisions taken to this effect in the 21st meeting of the GST council in Hyderabad on September 9.
- Sushil Kumar Modi, Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, will be the convenor of GoM, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia will be the convenor for the committee on exports.
- The other members of the GoM are Amar Agarwal, Minister for Commercial Taxes, Government of Chhatisgarh; Krishna Byregowda, Minister for Agriculture, Government of Karnataka; T.M. Thomas Isaac, Finance Minister, Government of Kerala and 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.