The Kumaon Garhwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KGCCI) organised a seminar here on the E-Way bill system under the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
At the seminar, the state tax assistant commissioner (Kashipur) Ajay Birthare said that under GST, E-Way bill will have to be made for transport of goods valued at more than Rs 50,000. In case one transport vehicle is carrying goods of different businessmen totaling to more than Rs 50,000, the transporter will be responsible for the E-Way bill. Though such a bill is not required for goods valued at less than Rs 50,000, the supplier is also free to issue the same. He further informed that in Uttarakhand, the E-Way bill system had been implemented on trial basis from December 15, 2017 whereas the system will be applied nation wide from February 1 this year. The members of the business fraternity had faced some practical issues during the trial of the E-Way bill system in Uttarakhand, to address which the KGCCI had organised the seminar. He informed that the E-Way bill is a type of electronic bill which will have relevant details about the sender, receiver and the GST amount payable on the goods. The KGCCI secretary general Nitin Agrawal, executive officer Kuldip Singh and members of the business community were also among those present in the seminar.