The Gujarat government has decided to put in place a passport-like mechanism, wherein the applicant undergoes police verification, in the GST registration process to tackle “bogus billing”, the legislative assembly was informed on Wednesday.
The announcement was made by state Finance Minister Kanubhai Desai in the House on the first day of the monsoon session.
“To tackle the menace of bogus billing, we have decided to tighten the process of GST registration and make it more stricter. We will follow a passport-like registration process (including police verification) for those seeking a GST number. This will eliminate the chances of fraud through bogus billing,” said Desai.