An official aware of the development said that GSTN is preparing the system in such a way that businesses who have not filed GST returns for six consecutive months or 2 consecutive cycle will be barred from generating e-way bill.
The bill is required for generation over the system for consignment of goods over Rs. 50,000. The move if implemented will likely avoid evasion of GST by taxpayers. During the April-December period, officers have come across 3,626 cases of evasion that involves a sum of Rs. 15,278.18 crore. "As soon as the new IT system which will ensure barring of e-way Bill generation if returns are not filed for 6 months is put in place, the new rules will be notified," an official is quoted as saying to the PTI.
While the e-way bill for movement of goods across states was rolled out on April 1, 2018. Others for within the state movement was rolled out in a phased way from April 15.
Also to further improve the system and aid tracking of goods, e-way bill and FASTag integration is being considered beginning April.