Assam to roll out intra-state e-way bill from May 16, Rajasthan on May 20

14 May 2018, 09:10 PM
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The E-way bill for intra-state movement of goods worth over Rs 50,000 would be mandatory in Assam from May 16 and Rajasthan from May 20, according to a Finance Ministry statement.

The government on April 1 launched the e-way bill system for moving goods worth over Rs 50,000 from one state to another.

"E-way bill system for intra-state movement of goods would be implemented in Assam from May 16 and Rajasthan from May 20, 2018," the statement said.
The same for intra or within the state movement had been rolled out from April 15. So far 18 states have made e-way bill mandatory for intra-state movement of goods. The states include Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Union Territory like Puducherry. 

Over 4.15 crore e-way bills have been generated till May 13. The bills include over 1 crore e-way bills for intra-state movement of goods.

With the e-way bill system in place in the above states/Union Territory, trade and industry will be further facilitated as the transport of goods is concerned, thereby leading to a nationwide single e-way Bill system, the statement added.

GST Council had decided on a staggered roll-out of intra-state e-way bill starting April 15 to allow the system to handle the load. Touted as an anti-evasion measure and would help boost tax collections by clamping down on trade that currently happens on cash basis, the GST e-way bill provision was first introduced on February 1.

However, its implementation was put on hold after the system developed glitches in generating permits. With several states also starting to generate intra-state e-way bills on the portal, the system developed a snag.

Since then, the platform has been made more robust so that it can handle load of as many as 75 lakh inter-state e-way bills daily without any glitch.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Monday, May 14, 2018 09:03 PM
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