Both the inter-state and intra-state e-Way Bills for the transportation of goods become mandatory to be generated from the 3rd of June. The Electronic Way Bill for the interstate transport of goods was introduced on the 1st of April while the system for the intra-state transport of goods is being rolled out in phases from the 15th of April.
This has been done to prevent putting avoid any technical glitches and other problems.
Karnataka was the first state to implement the intra-way Digital Bill on the 1st of April. Thereafter, a total of 22 states have already joined this list. Lakshadweep and Chandigarh implemented this system on the 25th of May, Maharashtra did it on May 31st and Punjab and Goa will be doing in on the 1st of June.
As June 3rd grows closer, here is a list of things that are to be kept in mind while planning to transport goods/consignments:
a) A person can generate e Way Bill from www.ewaybillgst.gov.in by using GSTIN.
b) If the material is sent for Job Work, then the Bill can be generated by the Job Worker or by the person sending material.
c) The Digital e Way Bill needs to be generated when the value of the taxable consignment along with the tax value is more than Rs 50,000.
d) A supplier can authorize the transporter, courier agency or the e-commerce operator to fill Part A of the e-Way Bill.
e) Part B of the Electronic Way Bill need not be filled if the distance from the supplier’s primary place of business and that of the transporter is less than 50 km.
f) When goods are being transported by railways, ship or airplane, only the supplier or the recipient can generate the e Way Bill and not the transporter.
g) The person receiving the goods can confirm or deny the receipt of goods before the actual delivery or 72 hours, whichever is earlier after the Bill has been generated.
There may have been some apprehensions among the business community about the provisions of the e Way Bill and especially how it would affect their business. However, according to official data, till the 13th of May, more than 4 crore e Way Bills have been generated including more than 1 crore e Way Bills for the intra-state transportation of goods. This implies that the e-Way Bill system is running successfully and it will surely bring forth an efficient model of commerce across and within states. This will eventually benefit the economy of our country.