Nationwide E-way bill to become mandatory for inter-State movement of goods from 1st February 2018.
nationwide e-way bill System to be ready by 16th January, 2018
- The nationwide e-way Bill system will be ready to be rolled out on a trail basis latest by 16th January, 2018. Trade and transporters can start using this system on a voluntary basis from 16th January, 2018 before it becomes compulsory.
- The rules for implementation of nationwide e-way Bill system for inter-State movement of goods on a compulsory basis will be notified with effect from 1st February, 2018. This will bring uniformity across the States for seamless inter-State movement of goods.
- While the system for both inter-State and inter-state e-way Bill generation will be ready by 16th January, 2018, the States may choose their own timings for implementation of e-way Bill for inter-State movement of goods on any date before 1st June, 2018.
There are certain States which are already having system of e- way Bill for inter-State as well as inter-State movement. Some of these State can adopt national e-way Bill system early for inter-State movement also.
In any case uniform system of e-way Bill for inter-State as well as inter-State movement will be implemented across the country by 1st June, 2018.