NIC to provide tech support to e-Way bill

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GSTThe Central Government has roped in state-owned National Informatics Centre (NIC) to ensure the technical support to e-Way bill under Goods and Services Tax (GST).

The GST Council on Saturday notified that it will ensure the implementation of e-Way Bill for inter-state movement of items faster from February 1.

 “The e-way bill system work has been assigned to NIC to develop the software, install the hardware and Rs 40 crore has been given as an advance and they are ready to launch this on a prior basis from January 15,” said Sushil Kumar Modi, Deputy Chief Minister, Bihar and Group of Ministers set up to make Goods and Services Tax (GST) composition scheme.

In a bid to ensure faster inter-state movement GST Council announced the implantation of e-Way Bill from January 16, 2018, and uniform mandatory compliance from June 1 next year.

The Centre said that the process would help in curbing the menace of leakages witnessed in tax revenue from the inter-state movement of goods.

The GoM, which was set up in September, identified a list of malfunctions in GST implementation, being led by Indian IT outsourcing major Infosys.

GoM had roped the technical giant to addresses the hindrances in the implementation of GST. It also asked the firm to increase the strength of its engineering team and also set up teams to coordinate with state tax officials.

“We are fully satisfied with Infosys and number of complaints have reduced by 80 per cent,” said Modi.

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