Centre directs States to implement e-way bill by June 1

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 08-03-2018        Tweet

NEW DELHI: The Centre has reiterated that States must implement the national e-way bill system for Intra-State movement of goods, latest by June 1.

In Rajya Sabha, Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla clarified that as per an earlier decision of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, States may choose any date before June 1 to implement the e-way bill, by exercising the powers under Rule 138A (5) of CGST/SGST Rules, 2017 jointly by the Central and respective State Governments.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, after the 25th GST Council meeting in January, had said that the implementation of the e-way bill would start from February 1, with 15 States agreeing to implement it on a trial basis.