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Intra-state e-way bill to be rolled out in 6 states today

The e-way bill system will be implemented throughout the country by June 3.

business Updated: Jun 01, 2018 14:21 IST
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At least six states - Mizoram, Odisha, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Goa and Jammu and Kashmir will roll out the e-way bill system for the intra-state movement of goods on Friday.

As per the decision of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council, the e-way bill has been rolled out from April 1.

An e-way bill is an electronic way bill for movement of goods which can be generated on the eWay Bill Portal. Transport of goods of more than Rs. 50,000 in value in a vehicle cannot be made by a registered person without an e-way bill, according to Clear Tax.

As on May 30, the e-way bill system for intra-state movement of goods has been rolled out in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh; along with the union territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Puducherry.

Tamil Nadu and West Bengal will roll out the system on June 2 and June 3, respectively.

With that, the e-way bill system will be implemented throughout the country by June 3. It has now been two months since the e-way bill system was implemented and is reported to be working smoothly.

On an average, more than 12 lakh e-way bills are being generated every day. Trade and industry may approach their respective tax authority for any guidance in this matter.

Further, it is informed that trade should get well versed with respect to the provisions of the e-way bill rules in order to avoid any difficulty. The provisions of rule 138D of Central / State GST Rules, 2017 may be referred for any grievance redressal.

First Published: Jun 01, 2018 14:21 IST