Decision of GST Council : Inter-State e-way Bill to be made compulsory from 1st of February, 2018; system to be ready by 16th of January, 2018.

Decision of GST Council : Inter-State e-way Bill to be made compulsory
from 1st of February, 2018; system to be ready by 16th of January, 2018.


The 24th meeting of the GST Council held today through a video conference. It discussed about
the implementation of e-way Bill system in the country. Till such time as National e-way Bill is ready,
the States were authorized to continue their own separate e-way Bill systems. However, it was
represented by the trade and transporters that this is causing undue hardship in inter-State movement of
goods and therefore, bringing in an early all India system of e-way Bill has become a necessity. The GST
Council reviewed the progress of readiness of hardware and software required for the introduction of
nationwide e-way Bill system. After discussions with all the states, the following decisions are taken :-
i) The nationwide e-way Bill system will be ready to be rolled out on a trial basis latest by 16th
January, 2018. Trade and transporters can start using this system on a voluntary basis from 16th
January, 2018.
ii) The rules for implementation of nationwide e-way Bill system for inter-State movement of
goods on a compulsory basis will be notified with effect from 1
st February, 2018. This will
bring uniformity across the States for seamless inter-State movement of goods.
iii) While the system for both inter-State and intra-State e-way Bill generation will be ready by 16th
January, 2018, the States may choose their own timings for implementation of e-way Bill for
intra-State movement of goods on any date before 1
st June, 2018. There are certain States
which are already having system of e-way Bill for intra-State as well as inter-State movement
and some of those States can be early adopters of national e-way Bill system for intra-State
movement also. But in any case uniform system of e-way Bill for inter-State as well as intraState
movement will be implemented across the country by 1
st June, 2018.

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