Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, who is also the Convener to lead the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Casinos, Race Course and Online Gaming, on Monday held a meeting with other members and officials at North Block, New Delhi.
The GoM was constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India to study the GST rates for casinos, race courses and online gaming.
“We have been able to move forward to a large extent on issues related to rates, issues related to valuation on which the rate should be applied and certain issues of online gaming were discussed in detail. Few more technical aspects need to be discussed,” Sangma said.
The GOM will meet again in second week of May.
Other members of the GoM include Ajit Pawar – Deputy CM of Maharashtra, Chandrima Bhattacharya – West Bengal’s Minister of Finance, Kanubhai Patel – Gujarat’s Minister of Finance, Mauvin Godinho – Minister of Transport and Panchayati Raj of Goa, Dr. Palanivel Thiaga Rajan – Minister of Finance of Tamil Nadu, Suresh Kumar Khanna – Minister of Finance of Uttar Pradesh, and Thanneeru Harish Rao – Minister of Finance of Telangana.
Last year, Sangma had led the GoM to study GST rates on Covid related materials.