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CAIT demands e-way bill exemption for textile sector

Surat: The Confederation of All-India Traders (CAIT) has demanded that the Gujarat government follow other states in implementing district-level e-way bills for goods in transit for textiles and other sectors.
Pramod Bhagat, president of CAIT’s Gujarat chapter, wrote to state GST commissioner, P D Vaghela, stating that the Madhya Pradesh government has accepted the demand and implemented district-level e-way bills. However, Gujarat government is still continuing with city-limit e-way bills, which is proving to be a transport bottleneck for various sectors, but mainly the textile industry.
CAIT also demanded that e-way bill limits be increased from Rs 50,000 worth of goods to Rs 1 lakh. Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have implemented the Rs 1 lakh limit for e-way bills. This means that only traders dispatching goods worth more than Rs 1 lakh need to generate e-way bills.
Pramod Bhagat told TOI, “Gujarat is the hub of the textile sector in India. Tamil Nadu has exempted textile products like yarn, job work services, fabrics etc. from generating e-way bills. We want the Gujarat government to implement the same for the textile sector.”