E-way bill to be implemented on trial basis from Feb 1

ANI | Updated: Jan 18, 2018 20:50 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 18 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that the 25th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting discussed the implementation of the e-way bill.

Jaitley said that the implementation of e-way bill will start from February 1, with 15 states agreeing to implement it on a trial basis.

Certain modifications are being made to the e-way bill rules, which are to be notified nationwide for inter-state movement with effect from February 1 and for intra-state movement with effect from a date to be announced separately by each state.

However, the states need to implement the e-way bill before June 1.

The facility for generation, modification and cancellation of e-way bills is being provided on trial basis on the portal ewaybill.nic.in.

Once fully operational, the e-way bill system will start functioning on the portal ewaybillgst.gov.in.

The report and recommendations submitted by the committee on handicrafts were also accepted by the GST Council in the meeting today. (ANI)