Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 13
Acceding to the request of traders and small businesses, the Punjab government, in a notification issued on Thursday, increased the exemption limit for generating e-way bill for any type of goods from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh for intra-state movement. Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and West Bengal are among other states to raise such limit.
The state government also notified that no e-way bill shall be required for transporting fabric meant for job work. However, the movement should be within the state and the distance is capped at 50 km. The move will ensure hassle-free movement of fabric for job work within the state.
However, Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal president Piara Lal Seth said, “The government has given exemption to fabric only for job work, this will benefit only big houses and not the MSME sector. Concerned over the notification, we have requested the Finance Minister to include all textile articles such as shawls, knitwear, readymade and blankets meant for job work for exemption.”