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44th GST Council Meeting Concluded with These Recommendations

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The 44th GST Council met under the Chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman through video conferencing. The Council in its meeting has decided to reduce the GST rates on the specified items being used in Covid-19 relief and management till 30th September, 2021.

The meeting was also attended by Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Thakur besides Finance Ministers of States & UTs and senior officers of the Ministry of Finance & States/ UTs.

The details of recommendations are given below :

S. No.DescriptionPresent GST RateGST Rate recommended by GST Council
  1. Medicines
1.Tocilizumab5%Nil
2.Amphotericin B5%Nil
3.Anti-Coagulants like Heparin12%5%
4.Remdesivir12%5%
5.Any other drug recommended by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Dept. of Pharma (DoP) for Covid treatmentApplicable Rate

 

5%
  1. Oxygen, Oxygen generation equipment and related medical devices
1.Medical Grade Oxygen12%5%
2.Oxygen Concentrator/ Generator, including personal imports thereof12%5%
3.Ventilators12%5%
4.Ventilator masks / canula / helmet12%5%
5.BiPAP Machine12%5%
6.High flow nasal canula (HFNC) device12%5%
  1. Testing Kits and Machines
1.Covid Testing Kits12%5%
2.Specified Inflammatory Diagnostic Kits, namely D-Dimer, IL-6, Ferritin and LDH12%5%
  1. Other Covid-19 related relief material
1.Pulse Oximeters, incl personal imports thereof12%5%
2.Hand Sanitizer18%5%
3.Temperature check equipment18%5%
4.Gas/Electric/other furnaces for crematorium, including their installation, etc.18%5%
5.Ambulances28%12%

These rate reductions/exemptions shall remain in force upto 30th September 2021.

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