It will be rolled out from February 1, says official
Elucidating on the provisions of the new GST e-way bill, CGST Commissioner K. Engineer has said that the new system will ensure a series of user-friendly measures for trade across the State. Speaking during an interactive session organised by the Tirupati CGST Commissionerate on Wednesday, Mr. Engineer asserted that the new system, which would be rolled out from February 1 on ‘Inter and Intra State Movement of Goods’ (for distance greater than 10 km and value more than Rs. 50,000 per consignment), would reduce the travel time in trade resulting in reduction in cost of goods for customer, less delays, harassments and stoppage of consignments. “One of the main objectives of the system is to enable the government to plug in the leakages with minimum intervention, thereby ensuring transparency. Besides this, entire process of generating the ‘e-way bill’ has been made easy so that it can be done via desktop, smartphone or even as simple message (SMS),” he added. Mr. Engineer further called for sustained hand holding among the stakeholders to ensure more effective implementation of the system and said that they would continue to actively involve in spreading awareness on GST among trade and general public. CGST Joint Commissioner Amaresh Kumar, Central Tax Assistant Commissioners Anand Kumar Savalam, K. Balaji (Tirupati) and more than 200 stakeholders were present.