Workshop on E-Way Bill

World Trade Centre, Goa, in association with the Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India organized a Work Shop on “E-Way Bill” on 27th February, 2018,at Margao, Goa.

Mr Gaurav Kumar Jain, IRS, Assistant Commissioner, GST, Ministry of Finance, Government of India who was the main facilitator for the workshop, explained the concept of e-way bill that it is an electronic document generated on the GST portal evidencing movement of goods. It has two Components-Part A comprising of details of GSTIN of recipient, place of delivery (PIN Code), invoice or challan number and date, value of goods, HSN code, transport document number (Goods Receipt Number or Railway Receipt Number or Airway Bill Number or Bill of Lading Number) and reasons for transportation; and Part B comprising of transporter details (Vehicle number). Mr Jain then went on to explain Rule 138 of the CGST Rules, 2017 which provides for the e-way bill mechanism and in this context it is important to note that “information is to be furnished prior to the commencement of movement of goods” and “is to be issued whether the movement is in relation to a supply or for reasons other than supply”

He further explained that the E-way bill is to be generated by the consignor or consignee himself if the transportation is being done in own/hired conveyance or by railways by air or by Vessel. If the goods are handed over to a transporter for transportation by road, E-way bill is to be generated by the Transporter. Where neither the consignor nor consignee generates the e-way bill and the value of goods is more than Rs.50,000/- it shall be the responsibility of the transporter to generate it, he opined. The other aspects of the E-Way bill that were lucidly explained by Mr jain included, Registration, Issuance, generation of the bill, validity, exemptions and documentation.

Earlier Mr Shibu Regunathan, Proprietor of Shibs Media Plus, a member of World Trade Centre, in his opening address, welcomed all the delegates present and encouraged them to participate whole heartedly in all the aspects of the workshop so that they could use this workshop to better understand all the aspects of the E-Way bill, he lauded the efforts of the World Trade Centre, Goa in organizing this workshop on such a timely topic and opined that this workshop would make each of the delegates present better equipped in being compliant in all aspects of the E-Way Bill.

Mr. Mallikarjun Meti, a GST Practioner, gave a layman’s perspective on the introduction of the E-Way Bill. He also delighted the delegates present with sharing his personal experience in navigating the GST Portal and successfully generating the E- Way Bill.

Mr. Chetan Lakhani, Director of Dimac Organics, who’s firm is a World Trade Centre Member, proposed the vote of thanks in which he appreciated Mr. Gaurav Jain, on the effort taken by him in educating the Industrialists present on such a complicated subject.

Mr. Cyril Desouza, Assistant Director, World Trade Centre Goa, moderated the Workshop.

More than 70 delegates benefited from the workshop.

Seen in the Picture (L to R): Mr. Mallikarjun Meti, Practitioner, Mr. Gaurav Kumar Jain, I.R.S. Assistant Commissioner, GST, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India, Mr. Chetan Lakhani, Dierctor of Dimac Organics, Mr. Shibu Reghunathan, Proprietor, Shib’s Media Plus and Mr. Cyril Desouza, Assistant Director, Trade Promotion, World Trade Centre, Goa.

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