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April 7, 2022

GST Update: Tamil Nadu Government Advisory Panel on GST

by CA Shivam Jaiswal in GST

GST Update: Tamil Nadu Government Advisory Panel on GST



The Honble Minister for Finance and Human Resources Management in the Revised Budget Speech 2021-22 has announced that the Government will establish an advisory council to develop a Federal Fiscal Model with renowned experts on legislation involving revenue and taxation (including GST).

2. Accordingly, Government hereby constitutes an Advisory Council to develop a Federal Fiscal Model under the Chairmanship of Thiru Arvind P.Datar, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India along with the following Members:-

  • Thiru K.Vaitheeswaran, Advocate, Madras High Court.
  • Thiru G.Natarajan, Advocate. Madras High Court.
  • Thiru Suresh Raman, Vice President and Region Head, TCS-Service Sector.
  • Thiru Srivats Ram, Managing Director. Wheels India Limited.
  • Thiru K.Velmurugan, President, Hosur Small and Tiny Industries Association.

3. The terms of reference of the Advisory Council are as follows:

  • To study the fiscal powers of the State and the Union with special reference to GST.
  • To study the levy of Cesses and Surcharges by the Union and its impact on the State’s finances.
  • To analyse the fiscal scenario of the State.
  • To identify the problems with the institutional mechanisms that supports GST which include the independence of decision makers and constitution of GST Tribunal.
  • To identify the compliance issues faced by the large Industries, MSMEs, Service Sector and Consumers in order to bring them to the notice of the GST Council.
  • To identify difficulties with respect to (1ST rates applied to various commodities.
  • To suggest strategies to improve CIST collections and other taxes of the State.
  • To study the best practices adopted in other states with respect to GST including use of technology and artificial intelligence to identify tax evasion.
  • Any other issues which, in the opinion of the Chairman. is relevant to the Union-State fiscal relations.

An officer from Central Board of Indirect Taxes 86 Customs in the Pay Level 13 in the pay range of Rs.123100-215900 (as per Pay Matrix of 7th Central Pay Commission) shall be appointed on deputation as Member Secretary to the Advisory Council.

The Advisory Council constituted in para-2 of above shall be treated as First Class Committee for purpose of payment of TA/ DA.

The order issued with the concurrence of the Finance (CMPC) with its PSL No.202204PSL0147.

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