The Government of India, in association with State Governments, is launching an ‘Invoice incentive Scheme’ by the name ‘Mera Bill Mera Adhikaar’ to encourage the culture of customers asking for invoices and bills for all purchases. The objective of the scheme is to bring a cultural and behavioural change in the general public to ‘Ask for a Bill’ as their right and entitlement.
Every month, there will be 800 lucky draws of Goods and Services Tax (GST) invoices having a prize value of Rs 10,000 each, and 10 draws with a prize of Rs 10 lakh each, the finance ministry said in a statement. For the bumper prize of Rs 1 crore, a quarterly draw will be conducted for all invoices uploaded in the last three months (till the 5th of the month of the bumper draw).
Initially the scheme will be launched as a pilot in Assam, Gujarat and Haryana and the Union Territories of Puducherry, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu. All B2C invoices issued during the previous month, which have been uploaded by the 5th of next month, will be eligible for the monthly draws.
At the time of uploading the invoice, the participants will be required to provide GSTIN of the supplier, invoice number, invoice date, invoice value and state/UT of the customer. The winner will be requested to provide some additional information like PAN number, Aadhaar card, bank account details, through the app/web portal, within 30 days from the date when they are informed, so that the winning amount can be transferred.