After implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1, the requirement of carrying e-way bill was postponed pending IT network readiness. It was implemented from February 1 but the system crashed and its implementation was deferred.
Modi said the recommendation of the panel would be considered by the GST Council at its meeting on March 10.
Besides plugging tax evasion, the e-way bill is supposed to boost revenues by 15-20 per cent.
The e-way bill can also be generated or cancelled through SMS. When an e-way bill is generated, a unique e-way bill number (EBN) is allocated and is available to the supplier, recipient, and the transporter.
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