Web Exclusive | June 2018
CAIT demands e-way bill exemption for textiles
The Confederation of All-India Traders (CAIT) has demanded that the Gujarat government follow other states in implementing district-level e-way bills for goods in transit for textiles and other sectors.
Pramod Bhagat, president of CAIT’s Gujarat chapter, wrote to state GST commissioner, P D Vaghela, stating that the Madhya Pradesh government has accepted the demand and implemented district-level e-way bills. However, Gujarat government is still continuing with city-limit e-way bills, which is proving to be a transport bottleneck for various sectors, but mainly the textile industry.
CAIT also demanded that e-way bill limits be increased from Rs 50,000 worth of goods to Rs 1 lakh. Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have implemented the Rs 1 lakh limit for e-way bills. This means that only traders dispatching goods worth more than Rs 1 lakh need to generate e-way bills.