After the initial failure to implement e-way bill from February 1 due to technical glitches encountered in generating permits, businesses and transporters carrying goods worth more than Rs. 50000 from one state to another need to carry e-way or electronic bill mandatorily from April 1.
The e-way bill provision under the new GST regime is considered as an anti tax-evasion measure that will strengthen tax collection by cracking down on trade practices that currently happen on cash basis.
To deal with the earlier snag, this time around the GSTN has activated only that facility using which the e-way bill can be produced when goods move inter-state either by airways, railways, road or vessels.
"We will block any attempt to generate e-way bill for intra-state movement of goods", PTI report quotes an official as saying.
Early this month, the GST Council decided on e-way bill roll out for inter-state movement of goods from April 1 followed by intra-state movement from April 15.
The system to support the generation of e-way bill has been designed and developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and the platform has been readied to generate as many as 75 lakh inter-state e-way bills on a daily basis without any technical snag.
"NIC has assured us that the system should work fine on April 1. NIC has conducted extensive tests so that it doesn't develop snag at the last moment", added the official.
It is reported that as many as 11 lakh business entities have registered themselves on the e-way bill portal till earlier this week.
With Inputs from PTI