In pictures: 21st GST Council meet
Finance MInister Arun Jaitley is chairing the 21st GST Council meet at Hyderabad International Convention Centre.
States likely to raise some issues related to technology backbone prepared by GST Networks (GSTN) at the meet.
MoS Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla is new member of the GST Council after he was taken into Finance Ministry.
Meet likely to take up fixing of tax anomalies on a number of common use items.
It will also discuss quantum of cess to be hiked on luxury and mid-size cars.
Council may consider lowering tax rates on over two dozen products.
Idli/dosa batter, dried tamarind, custard powder and kitchen gas lighter may get cheaper.
Council will also formulate a mechanism to deal with businesses that are deregistering their brands to avoid taxes.
Earlier in the day, Finance Ministry tweeted a picture of the venue of the meet, Hyderabad International Convention Centre.