Recommendations of 44th GST Council Meeting. Change in GST Rates on goods being used in Covid-19 relief and management
The 44th GST Council met today under the Chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister through video conferencing .
The Council decided to reduce the GST rates on the specified items being used in Covid-19 relief and management till 30th September, 2021.
The Finance Ministers of States & UTs and senior officers of the Ministry of Finance & States/ UTs were participants of the meeting.
The details of Recommendations of 44th GST Council Meeting are as under:
|S. No.||Description||Present GST Rate||GST Rate recommended by GST Council|
|3||Anti-Coagulants like Heparin||12%||5%|
|5||Any other drug recommended by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Dept. of Pharma (DoP) for Covid treatment||Applicable Rate||5%|
|B. Oxygen, Oxygen generation equipment and related medical devices|
|1||Medical Grade Oxygen||12%||5%|
|2||Oxygen Concentrator/ Generator, including personal imports thereof||12%||5%|
|4||Ventilator masks / canula / helmet||12%||5%|
|6||High flow nasal canula (HFNC) device||12%||5%|
|C. Testing Kits and Machines|
|1||Covid Testing Kits||12%||5%|
|2||Specified Inflammatory Diagnostic Kits, namely D-Dimer, IL-6, Ferritin and LDH||12%||5%|
|D. Other Covid-19 related relief material|
|1||Pulse Oximeters, incl personal imports thereof||12%||5%|
|3||Temperature check equipment||18%||5%|
|4||Gas/Electric/other furnaces for crematorium, including their installation, etc.||18%||5%|
These rate reductions/exemptions shall remain in force upto 30th September 2021.
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