A group of ministers set out to decide on goods and services tax (GST) relief on all items used for the treatment and prevention of the Kovid-19 infectious disease filed its report on Monday. At the GST Council meeting on May 28, a group of ministers were formed and asked to submit their report by June 8.
The group had to decide what to exempt from GST for all types of medications, equipment and equipment, including PPE kits, masks and vaccines used to treat and prevent the Kovid-19 pandemic. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma met Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday. This report of the State Ministers’ Group will now be considered at the next meeting of the GST Council.
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The next meeting of the GST Council could be held soon. Exemptions or rates on medical grade oxygen and oxygen delivery devices such as heart rate pulsators, hand sanitizers, concentrators, ventilators, PPE kits, surgical masks and temperature gauges for the treatment of N-95 and Kovid patients. Reduction
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In addition, the group has been asked to provide relief from GST on covidine vaccines, drugs and test kits used in the investigation of coronavirus. Apart from the Chief Ministers of Meghalaya, the group comprises Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Goa Transport Minister Mauvin Godiho and Kerala Finance Minister K.N. Balagopal, Odisha’s Niranjan Poojary, T Harish Roy, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna are also involved.