The Blocking/Unblocking of E-Way Bill Generation

E-Way Bill system now has a new feature of blocking/unblocking of the taxpayer’s GSTIN, as per the rule. That is, if the GST registered taxpayer has not filed Return 3B for the last two successive months in GST Common portal, then that GSTIN will be blocked for further generation of e-way bill either as Consignor, Consignee or Transporter.


In this case, the taxpayers can come across the following two situations:

A pop-up message (refer Figure 1), will appear every single time the blocked taxpayer tries to generate new e-way bill or goes for bulk generation.

A pop-up message (refer Figure 1)

b.) If any taxpayer/transporter enters the blocked GSTIN as other party while e-way bill generation, then
similar message will appear (Figure 2).

similar message will appear (Figure 2)


Once the Return-3B is filed in the GST Common Portal, the blocked GSTIN will get automatically updated as ‘Unblocked’ within a day in the e-Waybill system and the tax payer can continue with e-way bill generation.

However, if the status is not updated in e-waybill system, then the taxpayer can do it immediately by going to the e-Waybill portal and clicking on the option Search → Update Block Status. Enter the GSTIN, followed by the CAPTCHA and click on GO.

Figure 3 the GSTIN and the blocked status

As shown in the Figure 3, the GSTIN and the blocked status will be displayed.

The user must now click on the button: Update Unblock Status From GST Common Portal

This will fetch the status of filing from the GST Common Portal and if filed, the status in e-Waybill system will subsequently get updated.

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January 2021