Finally date for next GST council meeting has been announced by our Finance Minister and the 43rd GST council meeting will be held on 28.05.2021.
The last GST council meeting i.e. 42nd GST council meeting was held on 05.10.2020. Hence, it’s been almost 8th months since last meeting and this must the longest gap between 2 GST council meeting.
While announcing date of GST council meeting it was mentioned that:
“Smt @nsitharaman will chair the 43rd GST Council meeting via video conferencing at 11 AM in New Delhi on 28th May 2021. The meeting will be attended by MOS Shri @ianuragthakur besides Finance Ministers of States & UTs and Senior officers from Union Government & States.”
The major agenda of this meeting is expected to be short term lending by central government to state government as state government’s are experiencing short fall of tax revenue due to the pandemic.
Further, a person had made an application under RTI to know the date and agenda of next GST council meeting. His RTI was answered on 13.05.2021 and till then date of next GST council meeting was not announced and it was also mentioned that disclosing agenda of GST council meeting is exempt under section 8(1)(i) of the RTI Act, 2005.