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

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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:

 

  1. Whether the disparity in tax structure on the same product/commodity be continued or a uniform rate be prescribed for both;
  2. 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;
  3. 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;
  4. 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;
  5. Secretary of the GoM on issues relating to lottery shall be Shri Manish Sinha, Joint Secretary (TRU-II), CBIC;
  6. The GoM for lottery shall submit its report to GST Council in next Meeting for consideration of the GST Council

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