Circular No.ES/269/2017-18 December 18, 2017
To: Members of the Council
Sub: 1) Inter-State e-way Bill to be made compulsory from 1st February, 2018; 2) The System to be ready by 16th January, 2018; 3) The Uniform System of e-way Bill for Inter-State as well as Intra-State movement will be implemented across the country by 1st June, 2018.
We are pleased to inform that the GST Council had conducted its 24th Meeting on 16th December, 2017 in New Delhi through video conference under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley to discuss about the implementation of e-way Bill system in the country.
The GST Council had earlier said that till the time a national e-way bill system is introduced, states could continue with their own electronic permits or other modes of monitoring goods movement.
In this regard, it was represented by the trade and transporters that separate e-way Bill system is causing undue hardship in the Inter-State movement of goods and therefore, requested for bringing an early all India system of e-way Bill.
In view of the above, the GST Council has reviewed the progress of readiness of hardware and software required for the introduction of nationwide e-way Bill System and took the following decisions:-
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