GST Council Members: Name list, Portfolio & About

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GST Council Members, Good and Services Tax Council is a constitutional body under Article 279A(1), headed by the Union Finance Minister and has the Union Minister of State for Finance and the Finance Ministers or any other ministers appointed from the state governments as members.

Who can be a member of the GST Council?

As per new article 279A, The President shall, within sixty days from the date of commencement of the Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, 2016, by order, constitute a Council to be called the Goods and Services Tax Council.

The Goods and Services Tax Council shall consist of the following members,
(a) the Union Finance Minister as Chairperson
(b) the Union Minister of State in charge of Revenue or
Finance as Members
(c) the Minister in charge of Finance or Taxation or any other Minister
nominated by each State Government as Members.

The Members of the Goods and Services Tax Council shall, as soon as may be, choose one amongst themselves to be the Vice-Chairperson of the Council for such period as they may decide.

Who are the members of the GST Council?

The GST Council is the governing body of GST (Goods and Services Tax) having 33 members, out of which 2 members are from the center and 31 members are from 28 states and 3 Union territories with legislation.

GST Council is an apex member committee to modify, reconcile, or procure any law or regulation based on the context of goods and services tax in India.

How many members are in the GST Council at present?

The GST Council has 33 members, out of which 2 members are from the center and 31 members are from 28 states and 3 Union territories with legislation.

List of Names of GST Council members

Here is the list of all GST council members and

S. No.GovernmentMember of GST Council
1Govt. of IndiaSmt. Nirmala Sitharaman
2Govt. of IndiaShri Pankaj Chaudhary
3Andhra PradeshShri Buggana Rajendranath
4Arunachal PradeshShri Chowna Mein
5AssamSmt. Ajanta Neog
6BiharShree Vijay Kumar Chaudhary
7ChhattisgarhShri T.S Singh Deo
8DelhiShri Manish Sisodia
9GoaShri Mauvin Godinho
10GujaratShri Kanubhai Desai
11HaryanaShri Dushyant Chautala
12Himachal PradeshShri Jai Ram Thakur
13UT of Jammu & KashmirShri Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar
14JharkhandDr. Rameshwar Oraon
15KarnatakaShri Basavaraj Bommai
16KeralaShri K N Balagopal
17Madhya PradeshShri Jagdish Devda
18MaharashtraShri Devendra Fadnavis
19ManipurDr. Sapam Ranjan Singh
20MeghalayaShri Conrad Kongkal Sangma
21MizoramShri Lalchamliana
22NagalandShri Metsubo Jamir
23OdishaShri Niranjan Pujari
24Puducherry  Shri K. Lakshminarayanan
25PunjabShri Harpal Singh Cheema
26RajasthanShri Shanti Kumar Dhariwal
27SikkimShri B. S. Panth
28Tamil NaduDr.Palanivel Thiaga Rajan
29TelanganaShri T.Harish Rao
30TripuraShri Jishnu Dev Varma
31Uttar PradeshShri Suresh Kumar Khanna
32UttarakhandShri Premchand Aggarwal
33West BengalSmt. Chandrima Bhattacharya

List of GST Council members in Details

Yes, the list of 33 GST Council members is available below-

1. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

Government– Govt of India

Portfolio– Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs

Smt.Nirmala Sitharaman is an Indian politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party, who is currently serving as the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs. She is a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament, since 2014.

2. Shri Pankaj Choudhary

Government– Govt of India

Portfolio– Minister of State (Finance and Corporate Affairs)

Pankaj Choudhary is an Indian politician and member of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 16th, and 17th Loksabha from Maharajganj in Uttar Pradesh of India as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He became Minister of State of Finance in the Second Modi ministry after the Cabinet reshuffle.

3. Shri Buggana Rajendranath  

Government– Andhra Pradesh

Portfolio– Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs

Shri Buggana Rajendranath Reddy is an Indian politician and current Minister for Finance, Planning, and Legislative Affairs in the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

4. Shri Chowna Mein

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Government– Arunachal Pradesh

Portfolio– Minister for Finance and Investment

Chowna Mein is an Indian politician from Arunachal Pradesh. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party. Previously he was a member of the Indian National Congress. Currently, he is the Deputy-Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh from July 2016 under Pema Khandu.

5. Smt. Ajanta Neog

Government– Assam

Portfolio– Finance Minister

Ajanta Neog is an Indian politician who is currently the Finance and Social Welfare Minister in the Government of Assam. She is the first woman Finance Minister of Assam. She has been representing the Golaghat Assembly seat consecutively for the past five terms since 2001. She also holds the record for being the longest-serving female legislator from Assam.

6. Shree Vijay Kumar Chaudhary

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Government– Bihar

Portfolio– Finance Minister and Commercial taxes Minister

Vijay Kumar Chaudhary is an Indian politician. He has been a member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly since 1982 and is currently serving as the Cabinet Minister for Finance, Commercial Taxes, and Parliamentary Affairs ministries in the Government of Bihar.

7. Shri T. S. Singh Deo

Government– Chhattisgarh

Portfolio– Minister for Commercial Taxes

Tribhuvaneshwar Saran Singh Deo or T. S. Singh Deo is an Indian politician from Chhattisgarh. He is the current Health Minister of Chhattisgarh. He is also the current titular Maharaja of Surguja, with headquarters at Ambikapur, also known as Mordern Day Maharaja.

8. Shri Manish Sisodia

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Government– Delhi

Portfolio– Deputy Chief Minister

Manish Sisodia is an Indian politician who has been the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi since February 2015.

9. Shri Mauvin Godinho

Government– Goa

Portfolio– Cabinet Minister

Mauvin Godinho is an Indian Politician from the state of Goa. He is a five-term member of the Goa Legislative Assembly

10. Shri Kanubhai Desai

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Government– Gujarat

Portfolio– Minister of finance

Kanubhai Mohanlal Desai is an Indian politician associated with Bharatiya Janata Party. He is a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly representing the Pardi constituency. He is the current Minister of Finance, and Minister of Energy, Government of Gujarat since 16 September 2021

11. Shri Dushyant Chautala

Government– Haryana

Portfolio– Deputy Chief Minister

Dushyant Singh Chautala (born on 3 April 1988) is a Jannayak Janta Party politician and current Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana. He is the president and co-founder of the Jannayak Janata Party.

12. Shri Jai Ram Thakur

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Government– Himachal Pradesh

Portfolio– Hon’ble Chief Minister, Himachal Pardesh/Member of GST Council

Jai Ram Thakur is an Indian politician, who currently serves as the Chief Minister of the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. He is a 5th time MLA in Himachal Pradesh Assembly winning continuously since 1998 and has previously served as a Cabinet Minister in the BJP Government of Himachal Pradesh.

13. Shri Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar

Government– UT of Jammu & Kashmir

Portfolio– Advisor to Lieutenant Governor

Senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, who recently retired as the CRPF DG, has been appointed as an advisor to the Lt Governor of Jammu-Kashmir, an official spokesperson for the Union Territory said on Sunday. Bhatnagar is a 1983-batch officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre.

14. Dr. Rameshwar Oraon

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Government– Jharkhand

Portfolio– Minister for Planning cum Finance, Commercial Taxes and Food, Public Distribution and Consumer Affairs

Dr. Rameshwar Oraon (born 14 February 1947) is an Indian politician, who is the current Finance Minister of Jharkhand. He was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha. He represented the Lohardaga constituency of Jharkhand and is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party.

15. Shri Basavaraj Bommai

Government– Karnataka

Portfolio– Minister for Home Affairs, Law &Parliamentary Affairs

Basavaraj Somappa Bommai (born 28 January 1960) is an Indian politician who is the present Minister of State for Home Affairs, Law, Parliamentary Affairs, and Legislature of Karnataka. also Haveri District Incharge Minister In in the state of Karnataka, India. He previously served as Minister for Water Resources and Cooperation in the Government of Karnataka.

16. Shri K N Balagopal

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Government– Kerala

Portfolio– Finance Minister

Kalanjoor Narayana Panicker Balagopal (born 28 July 1963) is an Indian Politician belonging to the Communist Party of India (Marxist), who is serving as the Minister for Finance.

17. Shri Jagdish Devda

Government– Madhya Pradesh

Portfolio– Minister of Finance

Jagdish Devda is a cabinet minister in the Madhya Pradesh state government and was a member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly representing the Malhargadh constituency of Mandsaur eight times.

18. Shri Devendra Fadnavis

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Government– Maharashtra

Portfolio– Deputy Chief Minister

Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis is an Indian politician serving as the 9th and current Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra since 30 June 2022. He served as the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 31 October 2014 to 12 November 2019. Having been sworn in at the age of 44, he’s the second-youngest Chief Minister in Maharashtra’s history after Sharad Pawar.

19. Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh

Government– Manipur

Portfolio– Minister For Medical, Health & Family Welfare Department and Publicity & Information Department

20. Shri Conrad Kongkal Sangma

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Government– Meghalaya

Portfolio– Chief Minister

Conrad Kongkal Sangma is an Indian politician who is the 12th and current Chief Minister of the State of Meghalaya.

21. Shri Lalchamliana

Government– Mizoram

Portfolio– Minister, Taxation Department

Lalchamliana is a Mizo National Front politician from Mizoram. He is the current home minister of Mizoram.

22. Shri Metsubo Jamir

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Government– Nagaland

Portfolio– Minister of Urban Development & Municipal Affairs

Shri Metsubo Jamir is a Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party politician from Nagaland. He has been elected in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly election in 2018 from the Mokokchung Town constituency as a candidate of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party.

23. Shri Niranjan Pujari

Government– Odisha

Portfolio– Minister of Finance and Excise

Niranjan Pujari is a member of the Odisha Legislative Assembly, the state assembly from Sonepur of the Indian state Odisha.

24. Shri K. Lakshminarayanan

Government– Puducherry

Portfolio-Hon’ble Public Works Minister

K. Lakshminarayanan is an Indian politician from the All India NR Congress. He was elected from the Raj Bhavan in the Puducherry Legislative Assembly election in 2016 as a member of the Indian National Congress.

25. Shri Harpal Singh Cheema

Government– Punjab

Portfolio– Finance Minister

Harpal Singh Cheema is an Aam Aadmi Party MLA from the Dirba Assembly constituency located in Sangrur District, Punjab. In March 2022, he became the first Dalit to be a finance minister of Punjab.

26. Shri Shanti Kumar Dhariwal

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Government– Rajasthan

Portfolio– Minister for Local Self Government, Urban Development & Housing, Law & Legal Affairs, and Parliamentary Affairs

Shanti Kumar Dhariwal is an Indian politician and a cabinet minister in the current Rajasthan government. He is an elected MLA from the North Kota Vidhan Sabha constituency of the present 15th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. He is the Minister of Urban Development and Housing in the Ashok Gehlot Government of the state.

27. Shri B. S. Panth

Government– Sikkim

Portfolio– Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industries

Bedu Singh Panth is an Indian politician. He was elected to the Sikkim Legislative Assembly from Temi Nymphing in the 2019 Sikkim Legislative Assembly election as a member of the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha.

28. Dr.Palanivel Thiaga Rajan

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Government– Tamilnadu

Portfolio– Minister for Finance, Human Resource Management

P. T. R. Palanivel Thiagarajan is an Indian Tamil politician and the current Finance Minister of Tamil Nadu. He was elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election in 2016 and 2021 from Madurai Central.

29. Shri T.Harish Rao

Government– Telangana

Portfolio– Finance Minister

Thaneeru Harish Rao (born 3 June 1972) is an Indian TRS politician who is the current Minister of State for Finance of Telangana since September 2019 and MLA from Siddipet constituency since 2004.

30. Shri Jishnu Debbarman

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Government– Tripura

Portfolio– Deputy Chief Minister

Jishnu Dev Varma also called Jishnu Deb Barman, is an Indian politician from Tripura. He is currently serving as Deputy Chief Minister of the Indian state of Tripura. He is a member of the Tripura royal family. He has two sons, namely Pratik Kishore Dev Varma and Jaibant Dev Varma

31. Shri Suresh Kumar Khanna

Government– Uttar Pradesh

Portfolio– Minister for Finance, Parliamentary Affairs, Medical Education

Suresh Kumar Khanna (born 17 November 1954) is an Indian politician and a member of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh in India. Currently, he is serving as Cabinet Minister for Finance, Parliamentary Affairs, and Medical Education Departments in Yogi Adityanath’s ministry.

32. Shri Premchand Aggarwal

Government– Uttrakhand

Portfolio-Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Urban Development, Housing, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs, Reorganisation and Census

Premchand Aggarwal is an Indian politician and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Aggarwal is a member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly from the Rishikesh constituency in the Dehradun district where he has a residence. He is originally from Doiwala. He has been MLA for Rishikesh consecutively in three terms since the 2007 Assembly election.

33. Smt. Chandrima Bhattacharya

Government– West Bengal

Portfolio– Minister of State For Finance

Chandrima Bhattacharya is an All India Trinamool Congress politician and the current Minister of State for Finance (Independent Charge), Health and Family Welfare, Land and Land Reforms, and Refugee and Rehabilitation of the Government of West Bengal. Previously she acted as a minister in the first reshuffle of the ministry in January 2012 after Mamata Banerjee took over as Chief Minister.

Faqs on GST Council Members List

  1. 1. What are the numbers of GST council Members?

    The GST Council has 33 members and the list is given above in this post.

  2. 2. Who is the chairperson of the GST council?

    The current Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman is the current chairman of the GST Council.

  3. 3. Who is the vice chairperson of the GST council?

    One member from each state who is Minister in charge of Finance or Taxation or any other Minister and any one of them will be the VICE CHAIRMAN of the GST Council who will be mutually elected by them.

  4. 4. There is a pdf List of GST council Members

    Yes here is the link to the GST council members list pdf

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