Vehicles violating rules seized 

Sushant Ranjan
Thursday, 27 September 2018

“We have already started checking vehicles across the city. Vehicles are found to be transporting goods without an e-way bill. On Tuesday, we checked around 65 vehicles and found that two tempos and a truck were not following the norms of e-way bill. We seized them and imposed a penalty,” said an official of the GST, Pune on the condition of anonymity.

Pune: Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST) officials of Pune seized three vehicles, whose owners violated rules of the e-way bill. The officials acted against three heavy vehicles on Tuesday and imposed a penalty of around Rs 6 lakh.

“We have already started checking vehicles across the city. Vehicles are found to be transporting goods without an e-way bill. On Tuesday, we checked around 65 vehicles and found that two tempos and a truck were not following the norms of e-way bill. We seized them and imposed a penalty,” said an official of the GST, Pune on the condition of anonymity.

The checking of vehicles was conducted at Lonikand, Wagholi and Shikrapur. Two tempos were seized from Lonikand and Shikrapur and a truck was seized from Wagholi.

The government had introduced the e-way bill system for tracking goods movement under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from April 1, 2018. 

E-way bill is not a new phenomenon. It was prevalent in most states under the erstwhile VAT regime in the name of road permit, way bill, etc. It was used to monitor movement of goods to / from a state in order to check tax evasion. A way bill is typically required to accompany goods on their movement from the consignor to consignee.

E-way bill is an electronically generated document, mandatory to be carried for movement of goods across India. It is necessary for the movement of goods worth over Rs 50,000 with some exceptions. A unique e-way bill number (EBN) is generated for each consignment to be transported. The validity of the EBN depends on the distance of transportation of goods.

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