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 Group of Ministers (GoM) to decide on GST rates for Covid-related relief material has been formed. The decision comes a day after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman-headed GST Council in its 43rd meeting on Friday decided that a GoM will decide on the issue of GST concession or exemption for Covid-related material such as vaccines, drugs and other medical equipment.

The GoM will submit its report on the matter on June 8, 2021.

The GoM consists of Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma as Convener, Nitinbhai Patel, Deputy CM of Gujarat, Ajit Pawar, Deputy CM of Maharashtra, Mauvin Godinho, Minister of Transport, Panchayati Raj, Housing, Protocol and Legislative Affairs, Goa, Niranjan Pujari, Minister of Finance and Excise, Odisha, T Harish Rao, Minister of Finance, Telangana and Suresh Kumar Khanna, Minister of Finance, Uttar Pradesh as members.

The GoM will submit its report by June 8 on the issue of concession or exemption to Covid-related material such as vaccines, drugs and medicines, testing kits, medical-grade oxygen, oxygen concentrators, generators and ventilators, PPE kits, N95 masks, surgical masks, thermometers and other such items.

F.No. S-31011/12/2021-DIR(NC)-DOR
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue 

New Delhi. 29 May, 2021 

Office Memorandum  

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.

(Dinesh Bouddh)
Director
Tel:011-23092686

To

1. All Members of GoM and Officers
2. Revenue Secretary, North Block, New Delhi
3. Chairperson, CBIC, North Block, New Delhi
4. Member (Tax Policy), North Block, New Delhi
5. Joint Secretary. TRU-I, Department of Revenue. North Block. New Delhi
6. GST Council Secretariat. New Delhi
7. PS to Hon’ble Minister of Finance. Government of India_ North Block, New
8. PS to Hon’ble Minister of State (Finance), Government of India, North Block, New Delhi.

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