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GoM on GST Network to meet on Wednesday to look into technical issues

The GoM is also likely to deliberate on e-way bill implementation from February 1

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ministers panel to resolve GSTN issues: Arun Jaitley
Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

A group of ministers headed by will meet on Wednesday to look into the technical issues faced by Network (GSTN).

This will be the sixth meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) after being set up in September 2017.

The panel is likely to take stock of the functioning of and also review the tasks assigned to IT behemoth for streamlining user experience on the portal, sources said.

In 2015, won a Rs 13.8 billion (Rs 1,380 crore) deal for developing and running GSTN's back end office.

GSTN, the backbone and portal for real-time taxpayer registration, migration, and return filing under GST, had run into a snag when the first deadline for filing GSTR-3B returns approached, forcing the to extend the last date.

Besides, the deadline for filing the final sales returns GSTR-1 was extended from December 31, 2017, to January 10, 2018, after some taxpayers complained of troubles in uploading returns.

The GoM is also likely to deliberate on bill implementation from February 1 and readiness of the platform, the sources added.

Under the regime, inter-state movement of goods beyond 10 km, with a value of Rs 50,000 and above, will mandatorily require bill from February 1.

First Published: Mon, January 15 2018. 16:46 IST