The CBIC considering the difficulties of Transporters has vide Notification No. 40/2020 Dated May 05,2020 has further provided that E-Way Bill validity extended till May 31, 2020, for those E-Way bills which has been generated under rule 138 of the CGST Rules, 2017 on or before March 24, 2020, and its period of validity expires during the period March 20, 2020 to April 15, 2020.
Transporters’ body AIMTC on Saturday sought the government intervention for relief measures, including extension of e-way bill validity till 15 May, saying their problems are increasingly getting aggravated.
Earlier, on April 3, the finance ministry had allowed for an extension of the validity of e-way bills which were set to expire between March 20 and April 15, to the April 30. However, since the lockdown in many states is likely to be extended beyond May 3, and movement of consignments is expected to be slow, the All India Transporters’ Welfare Association (AITWA) has submitted to the CBIC to further extend E-Way bill Validity stuck in transit to the June 30.
All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) is the umbrella body of transporters representing about 95 lakh truckers and entities.
Seeking intervention of the PMO, it demanded extension of validity of e-way bill till 15 May from the present 30 April, 2020, in view of stranded vehicles at various places.
The association has said raising new GST e-way bills is an apprehension with buyers and sellers, as there is currently no provision to generate a new e-way bill on the same invoice number.