GST Turns One: E-Way Bills Brought No Respite From Corruption, Transporters Say

E-Way Bills: Tax department is confusing error with evasion, transporters say.

(Source: BloombergQuint)
(Source: BloombergQuint)

Implementation delays, technical glitches, reluctant states and a failed pilot project - the rollout of the electronic-way bill mechanism under the Goods and Services Tax has been anything but smooth.

But despite these hurdles, e-way bills are now being used both for inter- and intra-state movement of goods. While the government has declared the rollout a success, transporters have a different story tell – one that confuses error with evasion, brings with it liability for transporters and no respite from corruption.