SME Times News Bureau | 16 Sep, 2021
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will preside over the 45th
meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council in Lucknow on
During the meeting in Lucknow, the GST Council is
scheduled to discuss a number of important issues that may include a
proposal to bring petrol and diesel under the GST regime.
meeting of senior officers of the Union government and the participating
states will give a final shape to the preparations for the meeting here
Union Minister of State for Finance Pankaj
Chaudhary and ministers from different states nominated to the council
will also attend the meeting being held physically after a gap of 16
The council last met physically in New Delhi on March 14, 2020.
understand a number of issues are going to be on GST Council's agenda.
Various issues that participating states may like to raise are likely to
find a place on the GST Council's agenda. This issue (petrol and
diesel) may also come up. The Kerala high court in June 2021 directed
the GST Council to take a call on the issue," said official sources.
Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Suresh Khanna, however, refused to comment on the issue.
are the host state. We are making arrangements for A comfortable stay
of our guests. We are not aware of the GST Council's agenda. We have got
confirmation about participation from 24 states so far. Besides Union
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Minister of State for
finance Pankaj Chaudhary, those reaching Lucknow to participate in the
GST Council meeting include deputy chief ministers and finance ministers
of several states," Khanna said.