Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi will be the convener of a Group of Ministers on Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) replacing Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, GST Council sources said on Tuesday
Centre constitutes GoM on development, social issues in J&K and Ladakh; Ravi Shankar Prasad, Jitendra Singh among members, say sources
GoM will look into issues concerning Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370
The eight-member group of ministers under Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar favoured hiking GST rate on the state-organised lottery to either 18 percent or 28 percent.
The panel has been formed by the GST Council to look into revenue shortfall being faced by the states post implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST)
The finance ministry has targeted monthly GST collections to be Rs 1 lakh crore for this fiscal, but the actual mop up has been less with the sole exception of April
Group of Ministers, headed by Rajnath Singh, discusses panel's recommendations to check lynching incidents
One of the panel's key recommendations to check lynching is to put to task country heads of the social media platforms sites. The panel is also believed to have recommended tightening of law by inserting clauses in the Indian Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure through parliamentary approval
India to form group of ministers to resolve issues regarding proposed RCEP agreement among ASEAN countries, FTA partners
The government will set up a group of ministers (GoM) to look into issues related to the proposed mega free trade agreement RCEP, official sources said.
The decision comes after the Group of Ministers met on 28 October in Bengaluru to review the issues faced under the Goods and Services Tax filings.
Air India has to pay about Rs 500 crore each month in interest or about Rs 16.5 crore each day of the year as interest outgo
The fate of the priceless artwork collection of Air India, acquired over the past 60 years, will be decided by a group of ministers which is looking into the proposal for the air carrier's disinvestment, official sources said.
The group of ministers to be set up to look into Air India's future will also decide whether the airline needs a new name once it is privatised
Air India disinvestment: Beyond excitement, lies the uphill task of accessing assets, keeping it lucrative for buyers
Beyond the in-principle approval, what the government of India needs the most is to conduct a hard-nosed assessment of Air India’s assets versus liabilities, and a workable proposal which makes the airline attractive to any prospective buyer
The move is expected to empower various Ministries and Departments and hasten the decision-making process.
Congress defended the ministerial groups saying they were necessitated due to the complexities of issues having inter-ministerial connotations.
"This would expedite the process of decision making and usher in greater accountability in the system," an official statement from the Prime Minister's Office said.
"The GoM has cleared the draft Telangana Bill. It will be placed before the Union Cabinet in the next meeting. The Bill will be tabled in Parliament," Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said.
Union minister Jairam Ramesh, one of the key authors of draft bill on Telangana, today said the Group of Ministers (GoM) tried to do an "honest job" and its report should be seen in its totality.
The meeting comes at a time when there are protests in Andhra Pradesh over the proposal to have a larger Rayal-Telangana state.
Rayala-Telangana envisages adding Anantapur and Kurnool districts to the proposed state of Telangana.
The Group of Ministers has recommended the addition of the districts of Anantpur and Kurnool to the new state which has prompted the call for a day-long shutdown.