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

New Delhi, dated 24th May, 2021

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Constitution of Group of Ministers (GoM) on Casinos, Race Courses and Online Gaming  reg.

In pursuance of the decision of the GST Council a Group of Ministers (GoM) on Casinos, Race Courses and Online Gaming has been constituted. The GoM shall consist of the following members:

Sl. No. Name Designation and State
1. Sh. Nitin Patel Deputy Chief Minister, Gujarat Convener
2. Sh. Ajit Pawar Deputy Chief Minister, Maharashtra Member
3. Sh. Chowna Mein Deputy Chief Minister, Arunachal
Pradesh
Member
4. Sh. Malvin Godinho Minister for Transport, Goa Member
5. Sh. Basavaraj Bommai Minister for Home Affairs, Karnataka Member
6. Sh. P Thiagarajan Minister for Finance, Tamil Nadu Member
7. Dr. Amit Mitra Minister for Finance, West Bengal Member

2. The terms of reference (ToR) for the GoM on Casinos, Race Courses and Online Gaming shall be as follows:

a. To examine the issue of valuation of services provided by Casinos, Race Courses and online gaming portals and taxability of certain transactions in a casino, with reference to the current legal provisions and orders of Courts on related matters.

b. To examine whether any change is required in the legal provisions to adopt any better means of valuation of these services.

c. To examine the administration of such valuation provision if an alternative means of valuation is recommended.

d. To examine impact on other similarly placed services like

3. The GoM on Casinos, Race Course and Online Gaming shall be assisted by a Committee of officers from Centre and States as convened by the GoM.

4. The secretarial assistance to this GoM will be provided by Joint Secretary (TRU-II) CBIC.

5. The GoM shall submit its recommendation to the Council within six month for consideration of the GST Council.

(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. Joint Secretary TRU-II, Department of Revenue, North Block, 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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