Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted on issues relating to lottery

In pursuance of decision in the 32nd Meeting of GST Council held on 10th January, 2019 at New Delhi, a Group of Ministers (GoM) on issues relating to lottery has been constituted.

 

The ‘GoM for Lottery’ shall consist of the following:

 

Sl. No.

Name

Designation and State

 

1

Shri Sudhir Mungantiwar

Finance Minister, Government of Maharashtra

Convener

2

Dr. T.M. Thomas Isaac

Finance Minister, Government of Kerala

Member

3

Dr. Amit Mitra

Finance Minister, Government of West Bengal

Member

4

Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma

Finance Minister, Government of Assam

Member

5

Shri Mauvin Godinho

Minister of Panchayat, Government of Goa

Member

6

Shri Manpreet Singh Badal

Finance Minister, Government of Punjab

Member

7

Shri Krishna Byre Gowda

Finance Minister, Government of Karnataka

Member

8

Shri Jarkar Gamlin

Minister, Taxes and Excise, Government of Arunachal Pradesh

Member

 

            The Terms of Reference (ToR) for the GoM for lottery shall be as follows:

 

Whether the disparity in tax structure on the same product/commodity be continued or a uniform rate be prescribed for both;
Whether private persons authorized by the States are misusing the lower rate and getting enriched themselves at the cost of the State and suggest measures to curb it;
Examine any other issue related to enforcement including the legal frame work, so as to prevent evasion of tax on lottery and suggest appropriate tax rate to address the problem;
The GoM on issues relating to lottery shall be assisted by a Committee of officers from the Centre and the States as convened by the GoM;
Secretary of the GoM on issues relating to lottery shall be Shri Manish Sinha, Joint Secretary (TRU-II), CBIC;
The GoM for lottery shall submit its report to GST Council in next Meeting for consideration of the GST Council

 

 

 

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