E-way bill rollout deferred
On the day the Union Budget 2018 was presented in Parliament, technical glitches in the e-way bill system disrupted the movement of goods across states. The electronic bill system was inaugurated on February 1 after undergoing trials. CBEC announced that the trial phase would continue until further orders. In collaboration with GST Network, the NIC had been conducting trials for e-way bill system since January
16. The deadline for implementation of e-way bill was brought forward from April 1 to February 1 after GST revenues began to slide in last October. GST council asked states to choose their own deadlines for intrastate movement of goods before June 1, 2018.