Taxable goods over Rs 5, 000 will need e-way bill to enter UP
From Wednesday, all taxable goods coming from outside Uttar Pradesh to the state will need to have electronic way bill (e-way bill) if their value is above Rs 5, 000.
This is contrary to the GST provision for uniform e-way bill, which requires goods of more than Rs 50, 000 in value to be pre-registered online before it can be moved. E-way bill can be generated on GSTN (common portal).
IFTRT, a think tank on transport issues, has termed this a regressive rule which will bring back inspector raj. It said GST had provisioned for digital uniform e-way bill to check consignments above Rs 50, 000 irrespective of type of goods transported. Tax lawyer R S Sharma said, "From July 1 onwards, entry of taxable goods was allowed in UP without e-way bill. Now from July 26, movement of taxable goods coming from outside UP to the state will be under e-way bill.
Further, for movement of specified goods like iron, steel and edible oil from one point to another within the state has to be under e-way bill, if value of goods is above Rs 1 lakh.