Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma chaired the first meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) to examine the GST concession and exemption of COVID relief materials.
Following the meeting, he informed that a consensus could not be reached on what percentage should be brought down as per the recommendations of the Fitment Committee. The meeting examined the need for GST concession and exemption for different items and relief required in the COVID situation, he said.
He mentioned that there was a recommendation by the Fitment Committee that was placed in the GST Council meeting which took place a week back. The GoM discussed almost all items recommended by the Fitment Committee and also discussed the benefits and tax reductions that would directly benefit the people. The Chief Minister is the convener of the committee.