Sushil Modi, the deputy chief minister of Bihar, has replaced Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as the convener of a Group of Ministers on Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST), as per sources from the GST Council.

The sources revealed on December 11 that the finance minister was ‘inadvertently’ named as the convenor of the panel. It happened after Sitharaman had had a meeting with deputy chief ministers of Puducherry and Delhi, and finance ministers from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab on December 4.The finance minister cannot head the panel since she is the chairperson of the GST Council, the sources further said.

The GoM will deliberate on IGST issues of the states and submit its recommendations to Sitharaman.

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