Chandigarh: The Punjab government has started a virtual information collection center, e-TRIP, to facilitate submission of information regarding intra-state movement of goods by traders.

According to an official spokesperson in the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department, traders having sales above Rs 3 lakh and above Rs 2 lakh, in the case of iron and steel, would be able to submit the information on 'e-TRIP' on department's website.

He said that by this facility smooth transportation of goods would not hinder as it would not involve any physical barriers.

He added that e-TRIP is a facility through which the details of movement of goods can be entered on the Department's website. He said that this will result in the generation of an acknowledgement slip which shall accompany the goods during their movement.

In case this acknowledgement slip does not accompany the goods, the owner would become liable for penal action, he added.

He said that now from August 10, all sellers, whose goods of value as prescribed are to move from one place to another within Punjab, they can submit information on 'e-TRIP'.

The Spokesman said that all persons filing returns in the department could avail this facility by using the username and password for e-filing.


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