The Good and Services Tax (GST) Council approved phase wise rollout of E-Way Bill from April 1. The Council at its 26th meeting here also deferred reverse charge mechanism till July 1.
“Intra-state e-Way Bill will be rolled out in phased manner with four groups of states. Each group will come under it every week after April 1 and efforts will be made to implement it across the country by April end,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said after the 26th GST Council meet. “E-way bill system will be introduced with effect from a date to be announced in phased manner but not later than 1st June ’18,” a Ministry of Finance tweet said.
The states will be divided into 4 lots for staggered roll out of E-Way Bill. Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu are likely to roll out Intra State E-Way Bill from April 15, sources said. Under the GST regime, an e-way bill needs to be generated and carried for movement of all goods valued at over Rs 50,000.