Gold, silver merchants urge govt. not to implement e-way bill system

February 23, 2023 09:31 pm | Updated 09:31 pm IST - KOCHI

The All Kerala Gold and Silver Merchants’ Association has appealed to the government not to implement the e-way bill system.

Speaking after an executive camp of the association on Thursday, association State president B. Govindan said that when the goods and services tax (GST) was brought into effect the motto was ‘one country, one tax’. He added that implementing the e-way bill system in Kerala alone was a violation of the principle of GST.

Vendors should not sell gold without bill. Bill provides legal protection to the buyer. Even those wearing gold weighing more than 36 grams fall within the purview of the law. At the same time, buyers should insist on bills when they purchase gold, he added.

Association general secretary Koduvally Surendran and treasurer S. Abdul Nazar were present.

Top News Today

Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.