New Delhi, March 7, 2018
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council is scheduled to meet on March 10 to discuss matters relating to simplification of tax returns and implementation of the new e-way bill.
Sources from the Finance Ministry told ANI that in the upcoming meeting, the agenda for discussion include the extension of 3B returns, the current position of revenue generated from the GST, and changes in the Anti-Profiteering Rules.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, after the 25th GST Council meeting in January, had said that the implementation of the e-way bill for intra and inter-state movement of goods would start from February 1, with 15 states agreeing to implement it on a trial basis.
However, the trial phase was deferred on account of technical glitches on the official website.
Earlier in February, Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister of Bihar, Sushil Modi had suggested that the e-way bill be made mandatory from April 1.
"From April 1, when the new financial year of 2018 - 2019 starts, (GoM) decided to start the inter-state movement of e-way bill system. In the first phase, only the inter-state movement of goods will be mandatorily required to take e-way bill and after a couple of weeks, the roll-out of intra-state movement of goods through e-way bill system will start," Modi said at a press conference here. (ANI)