In pursuance of decision in the 32nd Meeting of GST Council held on 10th January, 2019 at New Delhi, a Group of Ministers (GoM) on issues relating to lottery has been constituted.
The Terms of Reference (ToR) for the GoM for lottery shall be as follows:
I. Whether the disparity in tax structure on the same product/commodity be continued or a uniform rate be prescribed for both;
II. Whether private persons authorized by the States are misusing the lower rate and getting enriched themselves at the cost of the State and suggest measures to curb it;
III. Examine any other issue related to enforcement including the legal frame work, so as to prevent evasion of tax on lottery and suggest appropriate tax rate to address the problem;
IV. The GoM on issues relating to lottery shall be assisted by a Committee of officers from the Centre and the States as convened by the GoM;
Secretary of the GoM on issues relating to lottery shall be Shri Manish Sinha, Joint Secretary (TRU-II), CBIC.
The GoM for lottery shall submit its report to GST Council in next Meeting for consideration of the GST Council