The Group of Ministers constituted to decide on the grant of relief from Goods and Services Tax (GST) on all the materials used in the treatment and prevention of the Kovid-19 epidemic, submitted its report on Monday. The Group of Ministers was constituted in the meeting of the GST Council on May 28 and was asked to submit its report by June 8.
The group was to decide what should be exempted from GST for medicines, equipment and all materials, including PPE kits, masks and vaccines, used to treat and prevent the Kovid-19 epidemic. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday met Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and submitted the report. This report of the Group of Ministers of the states will now be considered in the next meeting of the GST Council.
The next meeting of the GST Council may be held soon. Exemption or rates from GST on medical grade oxygen, oxygen-delivering devices like heart rate pulsators, hand sanitizers, concentrators, ventilators, PPE kits, N-95 and surgical masks and temperature gauges in the treatment of Kovid patients. Was asked to consider the reduction in
Apart from this, the group was also asked to give its suggestions regarding relief from GST on Kovid vaccines, medicines and test kits used in the investigation of corona virus. Apart from the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, the group includes Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Goa Transport Minister Mauvin Godiho, Kerala Finance Minister KN Balagopal, Odisha’s Niranjan Pujari, Telangana’s T Harish Rao and Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna is involved.