New Delhi: The government has deferred the compulsory E-way bill application and is extending the period for the same, as the bill generation platform is facing technical glitches. Besides, there was no clarification on how long the trial will run.

In a post on Twitter, the government said, “In view of difficulties faced by the trade in generating e-way bill due to initial tech glitches, it has been decided to extend the trial phase for generation of e-way bill, both for inter and intra-State movement of goods. It shall be made compulsory from a date to be announced.”

It may be noted that the E-Way bill became mandatory from Thursday (Feb. 1) but there have been reports throughout the day, indicating that the platform for the bill generation is crashing continuously.

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The Economic Times reports that the companies have complained that moving goods have come to a complete standstill. The trial period of E-way bill had started on January 15.

The mechanism of the E-way bill will track both inter and intrastate movement of goods of value exceeding Rs 50,000.

After the glitch is fixed, tax officials will be able to check the e-way bill or the bill number in physical form for all inter, intra-state movement of goods for suspected cases of tax evasion.