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New Delhi : In pursuance of decision taken at the 21st meeting of GST Council held on September 9, 2017, at Hyderabad, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on September 12 constituted a Group of Ministers (GOM)and a Committee on Exports.
The Group of Ministers has been constituted under the convenorship of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi ( SuMo) to monitor and resolve the IT challenges faced in the implementation of GST. The Members of the GoM are: Amar Agarwal, Minister for Commercial Taxes, Government of Chhatisgarh, Krishna Byregowda, Minister for Agriculture, Government of Karnataka, T M Thomas Isaac, Finance Minister, Government of Kerala, and Etela Rajendar, Finance Minister, Government of Telengana. The GoM will be assisted in its work by the Chairman, Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) and the Chief Executive Officer, GSTN, according to a PIB release .
The Committee on Exports has been constituted under the convenorship of the Revenue Secretary to look at the issues of export sector and to recommend to the GST Council suitable strategy for helping the export sector in the post-GST scenario. This Committee consists of the Chairperson, CBEC, Member (Customs), CBEC, Director General, DGFT, Addional Secretary, GST Council,, Director General, DG Export Promotion from the Central Government and Commissioners of Commercial Taxes from the States of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, according to the PIB release.