The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs vide notification No. 40/2020-Central Tax extended the validity of e-way bills till 31.05.2020 for all those e-way bills which were generated on or before 24.03.2020 and had expiry between the period from 20.03.2020 to 15.04.2020. Here is what the official notification says:
New Delhi, the 5th May, 2020
No. 40/2020–Central Tax
G.S.R. 274(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 168A of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) (hereafter in this notification referred to as the said Act), read with section 20 of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (13 of 2017), and section 21 of Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (14 of 2017), the Central Government, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby makes the following amendment in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No.35/2020- Central Tax, dated the 3rd April, 2020, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 235(E), dated the 3rd April, 2020, namely:-
In the said notification, in the first paragraph, in clause (ii), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely: -
Provided that where an e-way bill has been generated under rule 138 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 on or before the 24th day of March, 2020 and its period of validity expires during the period 20th day of March, 2020 to the 15th day of April, 2020, the validity period of such e-way bill shall be deemed to have been extended till the 31st day of May, 2020.‖.
[F. No. CBEC-20/06/04/2020-GST]
PRAMOD KUMAR, Director