GST Council Recommends Postponement of Implementation of E-Way Bill System till 31 March 2018: CBEC
GST Council in its 22nd Meeting held on 6 Oct. 2017 has decided and recommended that the e-way bill system under GST shall be introduced in a staggered manner with effect from 1 Jan. 2018 and shall be rolled out nationwide with effect from 1 April 2018. This is in order to give trade and industry more time to acclimatize itself with the GST regime.
It may be noted that subsequently, GST Council had decided to implement E-way Bill System from 1 Feb. 2018. However, due to technical glitches, CBEC has tweeted on 1 Feb. 2018 that the same shall be implemented later, i.e. trial will continue even from 1 Feb. 2018 and onwards till further instructions.