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S-31011/12/2021-DIR(NC)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue

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New Delhi, dated 24th September, 2021

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Constitution of Group of Ministers (GoM) on GST System Reforms.

In its 45th meeting held on 17.09.2021 in Lucknow, the GST Council reviewed the current level of use of IT system in plugging leakages and the way forward. The Council acknowledged that better use of IT system is the best way to minimize evasion and at the same time ease compliance in GST.

2. The Council acknowledged that IT systems have stabilised and there is a need to introduce IT based checks and balances in the GST IT system. The Council also acknowledged use of data analysis like BIFA system of GSTN and stressed on expanding use of data analytics in increasing efficacy and efficiency of GST administration.

3. The Council decided that a GoM be set up to guide this process forward. In this context, Council has earlier set up two GoMs, one in IT challenges and another on revenue mobilization. There is substantial overlap between the work of these two GoMs and that of this proposed GoM.

4. Accordingly, a Group of Minister on GST System Reforms is constituted with following composition, subsuming the earlier GoMs on IT challenges and revenue mobilization:

Name Designation and state
1. Sh. Ajit Pawar Deputy Chief Minister, Maharashtra Convenor
2. Sh. Manish   Sisodia Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi Member
3. Sh. Dushyant   Chautala Deputy Chief Minister, Haryana Member
4. Sh. Buggana Rajendranath Minister for Finance, Planning and Legislative Affairs, Andhra Pradesh Member
5. Smt. Ajanta Neog Minister for Finance, Assam Member
6. Sh. T S Singh   Deo Minister for Commercial Taxes, Chhattisgarh Member
7. Sh. Niranjan   Pujari Minister for Finance and Excise, Odisha Member
8. Dr. Palanivel Thiaga Rajan Minister for Finance and Human Resources Management, Tamil Nadu Member

5. The GoM on GST System Reforms shall—

a. review the IT tools and interface available with tax officers and suggest measures to make the system more effective and efficient including changes in business processes;

b. identify potential sources of evasion and suggest changes in business processes and IT systems to plug revenue leakage;

c. identify possible use of data analysis towards better compliance and revenue augmentation and suggest use of such data analysis;

d. identify mechanisms for better coordination between Central and State tax administration and tax administration of different States; and

e. suggest timelines for changes recommended.

6. The GoM shall give its recommendation to the Council from time to time and shall review the implementation of reform measures approved by the Council. GSTN shall provide the necessary secretarial support to the GoM.

(Dr.N. Gandhi Kumar)

Director (State Taxes)

011-23092613

To,

1. All Members of GoM and Officers,

2. Revenue Secretary, North Block, New Delhi

3. Chairperson, CBIC, North Block, New Delhi

4. EO, GSTN, Aerocity, New Delhi

5. GST Council Secretariat, New Delhi

6. PS to Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Government of India, North Block, New Delhi.

7. PS to Hon’ble Minister of State (Finance), Government of India, North Block, New Delhi

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