The National Informatics Centre (NIC) has issued an advisory regarding verification of transporter IDs in the e-waybill system. This post summarizes the key issues and recommendations.
Categories of Transporters
There are 3 categories of transporters in the e-waybill system:
i) GST Registered Transporters: Obtained GSTIN through GST portal registration;
ii) Enrolled Transporters: Not GST registered, obtained TRANSIN via e-waybill portal enrollment; and
iii) Common Enrolled Transporters: GST registered with multiple GSTINs, obtained common TRANSIN for all GSTINs.
Issue with Transporter ID Verification
Some automated ERP/GSP/ASP/SAP systems are only verifying GSTINs using the
Get GSTIN Details API. This fails for enrolled and common enrolled transporters.The
Get TRANSIN Details API can verify these other transporter IDs, but some systems don’t call it if
Get GSTIN Details fails.
The advisory recommends calling both APIs:
i) First call
Get GSTIN Details
ii) If invalid, call
Get TRANSIN Details
iii) Then conclude transporter ID status
Similarly, use the Transporters search in e-waybill portal, not just Taxpayers. This covers all transporter categories.
i) Use both
Get GSTIN Details and
Get TRANSIN Details APIs
Get TRANSIN Details if
Get GSTIN Details returns invalid
iii) Search Transporters in e-waybill portal, not just Taxpayers
iv) This verifies all transporter ID types – GSTIN, TRANSIN, common TRANSIN
Properly verifying transporter IDs is crucial for enrolled and common enrolled transporters. Following the NIC advisory guidelines will ensure accurate verification across all transporter categories.