Finance Minister on Why Sushil Modi Replaces Her as head of IGST
Sushil Modi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has given the clarification on news reports over the change in the constitution of a group of ministers on IGST. The reports earlier said Nirmala Sitharaman can’t head the panel because she is the chairperson of the GST council.
“The finance minister accidentally named as the convenor of the panel. It took place on December 4 post she had a meeting with Madya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Punjab finance ministers and deputy chief ministers of Puducherry and Delhi,” sources further said.
Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi commissioned as the convener of an Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) GoM. Whereas the Nirmala Sitharaman is being the chairperson of the GST Council.
The Group of Ministers(GoM) will carefully consider the IGST issues of the states and is going to submit its recommendations to the Nirmala Sitharaman. Besides, GoM is going to submit its report on IGST Settlement to GST Council Chairperson.