E-way Bill: Rules laid out for interception of goods

According to a CBIC circular, jurisdictional commissioners shall designate an officer to conduct the interception and inspection of conveyance and goods, in their respective jurisdictions.

Now field officers will have to abide by standard procedure for interception of goods movement, and also their confiscation.
 
The directions were issued on Friday, 13 days post the e-way bill roll-out for interstate movement of goods.
 
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has laid out a detailed procedure for time-bound uploading of reports/forms by revenue authorities, closure of cases where goods have been detained, and instructions to release goods where there are no prima facie irregularities.
 
The CBIC in a circular said that will “ensure uniformity” in the procedure for interception, inspection, detention, seizure and release of goods and conveyances.
 
According to the circular, jurisdictional commissioners shall designate an officer to conduct the interception and inspection of conveyance and goods, in their respective jurisdictions.
 
The implementation of the nationwide e-way bill mechanism under GST regime is being done by GST Network (GSTN) in association with the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and is being run on portal https://ewaybillgst.gov.in. 
 
The trial run for the implementation of e-way bill was started on 16 January 2018. 
 
It was rolled out on February 1. 
 
However, GSTN portal developed glitches in creating permits, forcing the government to postpone e-way bill till further notice. 
 
E-way bill can be generated through web (online) or Android app or SMS or using bulk upload tool or API based site to site integration, etc. 
 
Source: Business Standard, Media reports

 


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