The Hush Post: The e-way bill system will be rolled out in Chandigarh from February 1. The Excise and Taxation Department is carrying out various programmes to spread awareness about the new system among dealers in the city.
Actually, e-way bill is mandatory for every such trader whose sales involve inter-state movement of goods. Under this system, businessmen will have to upload details of every sales bill above Rs 50,000 for goods which are to be transported beyond a distance of 10 kilometres. If the bill is not uploaded before transportation, they will be liable to 200 per cent penalty.
According to Excise and Taxation officials, if goods worth Rs 50,000 or above are being transported from one state to the other, then, the e-way bill also needs to be carried along. In case the e-way bill is not produced during checking, the transporter will be levied a 50 per cent penalty, while a 100 per cent penalty will be levied if the owner reaches the spot.
Meanwhile, businessmen seem to be wary of the new system and have queries which still remain unanswered. Suppose the bill is generated but time gets wasted in uploading the goods on the vehicle and the vehicle then doesn’t reach on time, what then? They ask.