Govt May use RFID tages for Eway bill
As per the sources the GST Council on its 32nd GST Council meeting on 10th January 2019 will discuss the use of Vehilce Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) toll data to curb GST evasion.
A task force was constituted under the council to oversee the matter. This committee will submit its report during Thursday’s meeting. Furthermore, the council will discuss sharing RFID data with e-way bill server for data matching to be done to track vehicle movement, the source said.
During the GST council meeting, discussions will be held based on the task force’s report to suggest measures for creating an eco system of seamless transport connectivity. The source noted that RFID tags will be connected to states and district toll tax centers.
When a vehicle passes through any toll, the RFID tag will send information to the eway bill server. In this way, cancellations of the e-way bill will not be possible as the information of the moving vehicle will be stored on the server through RFID tags, the source added.
An e-way bill is a document that a person in charge of a conveyance carrying a consignment of goods worth over Rs 50,000 is required to carry. It is a mandatory document that is generated from the GST Common Portal by registered persons or transporters who undertake the movement of goods. A transporter needs to generate the e-way bill before the movement of goods commences.
It was noted by CBIC in September 2018 that traders were cancelling Eway bill Four hours after documents were generated