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Govt has appointed Arun Goyal as Additional Secretary of GST council

Goyal will take charge of the newly created post of Additional Secretary, GST Council, under the Central Staffing Scheme

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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With the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council slated to take vital decisions during its coming meets, the government on Saturday appointed Arun Goyal as Additional Secretary of the pan India indirect levies' apex body.

According to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), Goyal will take charge of the newly created post of Additional Secretary, Council, under the Central Staffing Scheme.

"Arun Goyal, lAS (UT:1985) Additional Secretary, Project Monitoring Group, Cabinet Secretariat on lateral shift as Additional Secretary, Council against Newly created post under Central Staffing Scheme," Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions said in a statement.

The Council on Friday fixed the turnover-based exemption limit from such levies at Rs 20 lakh, but left the decision on fixing the actual tax rates and the finalisation of draft rules for later.

The council is scheduled to reconvene on September 30 and again from October 17-19.

First Published: Sat, September 24 2016. 14:38 IST