Government of West Bengal notifies the date when the E-way bill Rules will come into force

Government of West Bengal notifies the date when the E-way bill Rules will come into force

January 10, 2018 FISCAL 0

The Government of West Bengal vide Trade Circular 01/2018 – dated 08/01/2018 has declared 1st February , 2018 as the rollout date for New E-way bill rules and has laid down conditions for the usage of the already generated way bills.

The Key points of the Circular are:

  • The State Government has notified 01.02.2018 as the date from which the New E- Way Bill Rules shall come into force. Necessary links and details for the E- Way Bill Rules will be provided in due course and will also be available in www.gst.gov.in.
  • The existing system of E-Waybill for transporting goods from outside into West Bengal being run from this Directorate’s website shall continue till midnight of 31.01.2018 with the following conditions:
  1. Generation of waybill keys and usage of already generated keys shall stop at midnight of 31.01.2018.
  2. Waybills generated till midnight of 31.01.2018 shall be valid for entry of taxable goods into West Bengal till 15.02.2018 or till its validity expires, whichever is earlier;
  3. Cancellation of unused waybill keys shall continue till 15.02.2018 after which all remaining unused keys will be cancelled by system;
  4. Cancellation of generated waybill shall continue till 15.02.2018 after which all remaining valid waybills shall be treated as used;
  5. If cancellation of waybill is made after midnight of 31.01.2018, it cannot be re-generated. In that case, user must generate new e-waybill under GST;
  6. Transhipment process of existing waybill shall continue till 15.02.2018 or till its validity expires, whichever is earlier;
  7. Till 15.02.2018, any consignment entering West Bengal without either existing waybill or new e-waybill shall be treated as punishable offence as per provisions of the WBGST Act, 2017 and rules framed thereunder.

For further information please refer the attached document.

Source: Government of West Bengal- Directorate of Commercial Taxes

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