All India Motor Transport Congress Delhi has called issued a Circular on 9th July 2018 to call Nationwide Strike of trucker and transporters against the GST Provisions related to Transporters especially related to E-Way Bill and Penalty for Not Properly and fully uploading of the E-Way Bill. Some other issues are constant increase in diesel prices, uncontrollable toll expenses, GST compliance issues etc.
Question also arises, Is there any Justification of 100% penalty for non-compliance of E-way Bill Rules?
Text of the Circular is as follows:-
” We are thankful to all members, trucker, transporter brethren and supporters to the movement for July 20th Nationwide Chakkajam leading to suspension of transportation services pan India to make the Government listen to legitimate issues of the Road Transport Sector of India.
Please find reference to the penalty imposed on M/s Gati Kintetsu Express Pvt. Ltd. of Rs. 1,32,13,583/-by anti-evasion bureau for not updating part B of E-way Bill. Even the Madhya Pradesh High Court in W.P. no 12399 of 2018 M/s Gati Kintetsu Expres Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner, Commercial Tax of M.P. gave an order in favour of Madhya Pradesh Tax Department.
In the above context you are all requested use your judgment and discretion and do not take make only those bookings for which the delivery could be completed till July 19, 2018.
Due to imminent Indefinite Nationwide Chakkajam from July 20, 2018 onwards there are chances of getting entangled in E-way Bill issues because everything will come to a grinding halt from that day.
To avoid any pitfalls it is requested to all to inform your clients about the ground situation well in timers avoid any complications later On. “