FM Nirmala Sitharaman to chair GST Council meeting in Lucknow tomorrow

Lucknow: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will chair over the 45th meeting of the GST Council in Lucknow on Friday, September 17. During the meeting in Lucknow, the GST Council is scheduled to discuss an array of key issues that may include a proposal to bring petrol and diesel under the GST regime. A meeting of senior officers of the Union government and the participating states will give a final shape to the preparations for the meeting here on Thursday.

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 about 16 months. It last met physically in New Delhi on March 14, 2020.

“We understand a number of issues are going to be there 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 two person privy to the developments.

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 months. The council last met physically in New Delhi on March 14, 2020.

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