West Bengal is likely to witness a 30-40 per cent rise in revenue collection once the e-way bill for intra-State movement of goods is implemented, a senior official has said.
The State’s revenue collection increased by nearly 15 per cent after the implementation of e-way bill for inter-State movement of goods in April. The State is likely to roll out the implementation of e-way bill for intra-State movement of goods on June 3.
West Bengal has seen close to 64,000 entities register for generation of e-way bills for inter-State transport of goods. The State has generated nearly 12 lakh e-way bills for goods moving out of the State till date, said Adesh Kumar, Additional Commissioner and PRO, Commercial Taxes.
“There were initially a few technical hurdles and that is why we deferred the rollout of e-way bill for intra-State transport of goods. We will roll it out on June 3,” Kumar told BusinessLine on the sidelines of a seminar on GST, organised by the Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry here on Monday.
The State had earlier raised issues with the GST Council relating to difficulties in implementation of e-way bill.