e-way bill mandatory from February 1
The e-way bill under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be rolled out from January 16. The decision was taken by the GST Council, chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley last month through videoconferencing. While traders can start using the e-way bill on a voluntary basis from January 16, it will be made compulsory from February 1. Under GST, movement of goods costing over Rs 50,000 and beyond 10 km requires prior registration and generation of an e-way bill through the GST Network to track inter- and intra-State movements.