Advisory: Integration of E-Way bill System of GST with FASTag of NHAI through VAHAN database- reg.
E-way Bill (EWB) is an Electronic Way bill for movement of goods to be generated on the E-way Bill Portal. A GST registered person is required to transport goods in a vehicle following E-way bill provisions contained in Rule 138A/138E of the CGST Rules, 2017. The Government of India is in the process of initiating a plan of RFID based E-way Bill Tracking system.
2. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has implemented FASTag Programme for Electronic toll collection (ETC) which is operational at 460+ toll plaza on National Highways. Further, Government has decided to make FASTag mandatory for all vehicles from December, 2019.
3. VAHAN is another flagship e-Governance application under National Transport Project and has been implemented in most of the States and UTs. Under this project data is collected at State Registers, National Registers, and RTOs which are connected to one another and share comprehensive data.
4.It is proposed to link the EWB data and VAHAN database and when the integration is completed the EWB generation page would ask for vehicle registration number. The person generating the EWB would have to put vehicle no in the EWB system and the system will fetch all details of vehicle and FASTag from VAHAN database only. Hence the updated data at VAHAN database would be the key to generate EWB in future.
5. Transporters are one of the most important stakeholders in the FASTag and E-way bill system. Therefore, transporters/vehicle owners/EWB generators are advised to ensure availability of Vehicle registration details on VAHAN database and ensure the accuracy of Vehicle registration and class of vehicle attached to the FASTag. Hence, it is expected from all stakeholders to keep vehicle details updated on VAHAN database to avoid any difficulty in generation of E-way bill in future. The link of VAHAN website is as under-