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E-way bills under GST get mixed signals from logistics players

NEW DELHI, APRIL 17:  The proposed electronic way bill under the goods and services tax regime (GST) has evoked a mixed reaction from from logistics players, who expect challenges in operationalising it in its present form in the short run. However, they agree that ultimately this would lead to easier funds flow.

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) put out a proposal on e-way bill, as a part of easing inter-State traffic movement under the GST regime.

“The proposed e-way bill in the GST regime will put an additional layer of documentation by way of prior online registration of the consignment for transporting shipments exceeding ₹50,000. The objective of the GST is to bring a lot of ease in doing business.

“However, the requirement of securing e-way bill for inspection by GST officials in transit seems a dilution, as this is likely to lead to interception of vehicles in all inter-State and intra-Stat

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