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E-way bill comes into force

GST Commissioner says it is mandatory for inter-State movements of goods
GST Electronic Way Bill (E-way bill) has been made mandatory for inter-State movement of goods of consignment value of more than Rs. 50,000 from June 1, Commissioner, GST, M. Srihari Rao said here on Tuesday.
The E-Way Bill (EWB) should be generated by every registered person who is moving goods whose consignment value is more than Rs. 50,000 who is registered in the GST web portal using their GSTIN in the portal-www.ewaybillgst.gov.in,’’ said Mr. Srihari Rao at a media conference here. The EWB can also be generated through SMS, android app, APIs, GST Suvidha Providers (GSP) etc.
Stating that traders/ transport agencies need to fill two forms-Part A- having the details of consignment, tax (CGST, SGST) and Part B- details of transport vehicle, Mr. Rao said that while data entered in Part A cannot be changed, data entered in Part B can be modified in case there is delay in movement of goods and change of vehicles. For distances of less than 100 km, EWB is valid for a day from the date of generation of bill and for every 100 km thereafter, the validity of EWB would be increased by one more day.
“In case, the consignment is transported without an EWB, a penalty of Rs. 10,000 is levied. The goods exempted from levy of GST are LPG cylinders, kerosene oil for PDS, postal baggage, currency, jewellery, precious stones, corals and used household articles,” he added.
The Commissioner also said that the compliance of traders to the new GST regime has been good in district.
The Guntur Commissionerate which has the districts of Guntur, Krishna, West Godavari, Prakasam and Nellore districts has set up GST Seva Kendras and a special refund fortnight was launched on May 31.
Additional Commissioner V. Nagendra Rao and Assistant Commissioner Pooja Rani were among those present.