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E-way bill imposition to pose challenges for small transporters

Taking impromptu decision in dire situations will become highly impractical due to the bill

BS B2B Bureau  |  Mumbai 

Logistics

Indian players are concerned over the imposition of (an electronic way bill), as the policy determines the validity of the bill depending upon the distance the goods are to travel. Adding to the woes is a rule that every change in the medium of conveyance will require generating new bill, thus making impromptu decision in dire situations, impractical.  

Although the new policy can be received well with the big and organised players, the small transporters and carriers are intimidated with their limitation of computer know-how and internet access.  

Brijesh Lohia, managing director of Global Ocean Pvt Ltd, said, “The Indian sector is mainly unorganised, with small transport carriers being the major share of the pie, particularly in small towns where access to computer and internet is still a challenge. Added burden of learning to use GSTN portal or RFID readers is time consuming and practically implementing while on road can be a daunting task, especially when making spontaneous decisions about conveyances and routes.”

Although, at a first glance the seem like evolving from the age old system of way bills which restricts the moving of goods, the compliance requires the person in-charge of conveyance to carry the bill of delivery challan, and a copy of the or the number, either physically or mapped to a Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) embedded on to the conveyance.

“The entire ecommerce industry is thriving on logistics, cancellation of orders while the goods are already in the delivery process is not a rare incidence. Thus, a strict compliance of validity of the bill is another concern, as the policy has disregarded situations beyond the transporter’s control when moving goods from one destination to another.” added. 

In such cases, the eway generating process requires participation by the supplier, the and even the recipient, which has to communicate its acceptance or rejection of the consignment covered by the within the validity.

First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 16:21 IST
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E-way bill imposition to pose challenges for small transporters

Taking impromptu decision in dire situations will become highly impractical due to the bill

Taking impromptu decision in dire situations will become highly impractical due to the bill
Indian players are concerned over the imposition of (an electronic way bill), as the policy determines the validity of the bill depending upon the distance the goods are to travel. Adding to the woes is a rule that every change in the medium of conveyance will require generating new bill, thus making impromptu decision in dire situations, impractical.  

Although the new policy can be received well with the big and organised players, the small transporters and carriers are intimidated with their limitation of computer know-how and internet access.  

Brijesh Lohia, managing director of Global Ocean Pvt Ltd, said, “The Indian sector is mainly unorganised, with small transport carriers being the major share of the pie, particularly in small towns where access to computer and internet is still a challenge. Added burden of learning to use GSTN portal or RFID readers is time consuming and practically implementing while on road can be a daunting task, especially when making spontaneous decisions about conveyances and routes.”

Although, at a first glance the seem like evolving from the age old system of way bills which restricts the moving of goods, the compliance requires the person in-charge of conveyance to carry the bill of delivery challan, and a copy of the or the number, either physically or mapped to a Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) embedded on to the conveyance.

“The entire ecommerce industry is thriving on logistics, cancellation of orders while the goods are already in the delivery process is not a rare incidence. Thus, a strict compliance of validity of the bill is another concern, as the policy has disregarded situations beyond the transporter’s control when moving goods from one destination to another.” added. 

In such cases, the eway generating process requires participation by the supplier, the and even the recipient, which has to communicate its acceptance or rejection of the consignment covered by the within the validity.

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E-way bill imposition to pose challenges for small transporters

Taking impromptu decision in dire situations will become highly impractical due to the bill

Indian players are concerned over the imposition of (an electronic way bill), as the policy determines the validity of the bill depending upon the distance the goods are to travel. Adding to the woes is a rule that every change in the medium of conveyance will require generating new bill, thus making impromptu decision in dire situations, impractical.  

Although the new policy can be received well with the big and organised players, the small transporters and carriers are intimidated with their limitation of computer know-how and internet access.  

Brijesh Lohia, managing director of Global Ocean Pvt Ltd, said, “The Indian sector is mainly unorganised, with small transport carriers being the major share of the pie, particularly in small towns where access to computer and internet is still a challenge. Added burden of learning to use GSTN portal or RFID readers is time consuming and practically implementing while on road can be a daunting task, especially when making spontaneous decisions about conveyances and routes.”

Although, at a first glance the seem like evolving from the age old system of way bills which restricts the moving of goods, the compliance requires the person in-charge of conveyance to carry the bill of delivery challan, and a copy of the or the number, either physically or mapped to a Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) embedded on to the conveyance.

“The entire ecommerce industry is thriving on logistics, cancellation of orders while the goods are already in the delivery process is not a rare incidence. Thus, a strict compliance of validity of the bill is another concern, as the policy has disregarded situations beyond the transporter’s control when moving goods from one destination to another.” added. 

In such cases, the eway generating process requires participation by the supplier, the and even the recipient, which has to communicate its acceptance or rejection of the consignment covered by the within the validity.

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