E-way bill that was made mandatory from February has been postponed due to technical glitches, government informed. It has been decided to extend trial phase for generation of e-way bill both for inter and intra state movement of goods. For now, e-way bill is postponed till any further announcement.
E way bill generation postponed
Facing technical glitches, government decided to expand trial phase for e-way bill period. This extension comes for both for inter and intra-state movement of goods. However, technical glitches due to over loading on serves has being delayed until further notice
E-way bill generation was made compulsory from February 2018. But due to frequent server today, government finally decided to postpone its earlier decision. And trial period of e-way bill had started on January 15. E-way bill for moving goods across states is being rolled out from today. Read What are direct and indirect taxes? | GST on Indirect Tax
Trial Phase of e-way bill extended
E-way bill is an electronic route bill for movement of goods which can be made on GSTN (Common portal). But if movement of goods value is more than Rs 50,000 you cannot made by an enroll person without an e-route bill. It can also be generated or cancelled through SMS. When an e-way bill is made, unique e-way bill amount is allocated and is available to businessperson, recipient and transporter.
Transporters, who want to make e-way bill can drop ‘ewaybill.nic.in’ by portal and enroll themselves by giving GSTIN. Transporters, which are not applied under Goods and Services Tax (GST), can enroll themselves under e-way bill system by giving their PAN or Aadhaar to make e-way bill. Also read Government Norms for rectifying GST returns relaxed
About 25 Lakh E-way bills generated in 12 days
All states and union territories implemented e-way bills on trial basis. E-way bill will transport regularity across states for inter-state movement of goods. After implementation of GST from July 1, requirement of carrying e-way bill was postponed pending IT network readiness.
On other hand, company developing GST network for I-T backbone for new indirect tax regime had been conducting trial runs for e-way bill system since January 17, during which 2.85 lakh given such permits were issued on portal. Also Read E-Way Bills How Should Businesses Prepare?
Who developed e-way bill portal on GSTN?
NIC is contractor that has developed e-way bill portal on GSTN. This NIC team is working on e-way bill portal. As per today, five lakh e-way bills have been generated. Government is still working on it and will give us date when it will be re-activated. Also, government will notify fresh launch date for e-way bill. GSTN manages IT infrastructure of GST system.
E-way bill system rolled out nationwide on trail basis and is available for use to trade and transporters on voluntary basis. With regard to e-way bill system for intra-state movement of goods, states have been given option to implement same on any given date on or before June 1, 2018. Also Read what are E-Way Bills and How Do They Work?