Constitution of GoM on GSTAT report for consideration of the GST Council would be submitted by July 31, 2022

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The Ministry of Finance has issued Office Memorandum A-50050/150/2018-CESTAT-DOR dated July 06, 2022 regarding the constitution of the Group of Ministers (“GoM”) on the Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunal (“GSTAT”) and the report for consideration of the Goods and Services Tax Council (“GST Council”) would be submitted by July 31, 2022.

In its 47th meeting held on 28-29 June 2022 in Chandigarh, the GST Council discussed the changes required in provisions pertaining to the GST Appellate Tribunal in the GST Laws to bring it in conformity with judgements of the Courts in relation to various aspects concerning Tribunals. In the aforesaid meeting, the Council has decided to constitute a GoM to look into the issues involved.

Accordingly, a Group of Ministers on Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunal is being constituted with following composition:

Sl. No.

Name

Designation and State

 

1.

Shri Dushyant Chautala Deputy Chief Minister, Haryana Convenor
2.

Shri Buggana Rajendranath

Minister for Finance Taxes, & Planning, Commercial Taxes, Legislative Affairs, Skill Development and Training, Andhra Pradesh

Member

3.

Shri Mauvin Godinho

Minister for Transport, Industries, Panchayat and Protocol, Goa

Member

4.

Shri Shanti Kumar Dhariwal Minister for Local Self Government, Urban Development and Housing, Law and Legal Affairs, Rajasthan

Member

5.

Shri Suresh Kumar Khanna

Minister for Finance and Parliamentary Affairs, Uttar Pradesh

Member
6. Shri Niranjan Pujari

Minister for Finance and Parliamentary Affairs, Odisha

Member

The GoM on GSTAT shall recommend necessary amendments required in the GST Laws to ensure that the legal provisions

(a) maintain the right federal balance;

(b) are in line with the overall objective of uniform taxation within the country; and

(c) are in line with the principles outlined in judgements of Courts in relation to various aspects of Tribunal and are legally sustainable.

The GoM shall submit its report for consideration of the Goods and Services Tax Council by July 31, 2022. While making its recommendations, the GoM may consult legal experts.

The Office Memorandum can be accessed at: https://gstcouncil.gov.in/sites/default/files/GoM-Dynamic/GoM%20on%20GSTAT…pdf

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