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Arun Goyal becomes Additional Secretary GST Goods and Service Tax

Arun Goyal appoints to Additional Secretary in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) council

Arun Goyal, Senior IAS Officer of 1985 batch of Union Territory cadre, appointes for the Additional Secretary's new Post in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) council.

The GST Council headed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in India. Arun Goyal is the first Additional Secretary of GST Council Secretariat.

Before this appointment Arun Goyal working as Additional Secretary, Project Monitoring Group in Union Cabinet Secretariat.

Additional Secretary of GST Council Secretariat mandated to decide on Tax rate exempted goods and the threshold limit.

Background of Arun Goyal (Senior IAS):

¤ The GST Council constituted as per the Article 279A of the Constitution, after the Constitution (101 Amendment) Act, 2016 was notified.

¤ The Union Cabinet recently approves appointment of the Secretary (Revenue) as the ex-officio Secretary to the GST council.

¤ The Union Cabinet approves inclusion of the chairperson, Central Board of Excise and Customs, as a permanent invitee.

¤ The Union Cabinet also approves creation of one post of Additional Secretary and four posts of Commissioner in the GST Council secretariat. Arun Goyal takes the chair of Additional secretary in GST Council.