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In our previous blog, we understood how registered businesses can generate e-way bills using the SMS mode. In this blog, we will learn all about how to generate e-way bill by SMS mode, in case you are a transporter.

How to generate e-way bill by SMS mode – For Transporters

In case you are a transporter who wants to generate e-way bill using SMS mode, you will need to send the following SMS request:

EWBT / TranType / SuppGSTIN / RecGSTIN / DelPinCode / InvNo / InvDate / TotalValue / HSNCode / ApprDist / Vehicle

Note: There should be one space gap between every two parameters in the SMS, represented above with “/”

Before we proceed, let us understand, what each of these parameters stand for, along with the values that are permitted for each parameter (specified in brackets):

  • EWBTE-way bill Generation for Transporters (Fixed value)
  • TranType – Transaction Type (Value will depend on the type of transaction as listed below)
    • OSUP – Outward Supply
    • OEXP – Outward Export
    • OJOB – Outward Job Work
    • OSCD – Outward SKD / CKD
    • ORNK – Outward Recipient Not Known
    • OFOU – Outward For Own Use
    • OEOF – Outward Exhibitions & Fairs
    • OLNS – Outward Line Sales
    • OOTH – Outward Others
    • ISUP – Inward Supply
    • IIMP – Inward Import
    • ISCD – Inward SKD/CKD
    • IJWR – Inward Job Work Returns
    • ISLR – Inward Sales Returns
    • IEOF – Inward Exhibitions & Fairs
    • IOTH – Inward Others
  • SuppGSTIN – Supplier’s GSTIN or URP if he/she is an unregistered person (15 digits or URP)
  • RecGSTIN – Recipient’s GSTIN or URP if he/she is an unregistered person (15 digits or URP)
  • DelPinCode – PIN Code of the place of delivery as per the invoice (6 digits)
  • InvNo – Invoice / Bill number (Maximum of 15 characters which may be alphanumeric with “-“ and “/” being the only permitted special characters)
  • InvDate – Invoice / Bill date (In DD/MM/YYYY format)
  • TotalValue – Total Invoice / Bill value (Maximum of 15 digits with 2 decimal places)
  • HSN Code – HSN Code (At least 2 digits)
  • ApprDist – Approximate Distance in KMs (Numeric)
  • Vehicle – Vehicle number which will carry the goods (AB12AB1234 / AB12A1234 / AB121234 / ABC1234 format)

The SMS will need to be sent to the registered mobile number of the State from which you are operating. For instance, all transporters in Karnataka will be sending the SMS to 97319 79899. Similarly, each State will have a specified contact number for SMS mode.

Let us complete our understanding by means of an example:

Manjunatha Transports of Bangalore, Karnataka, is delivering goods worth INR 75,000, on behalf of the supplier Prabhas Traders of Bangalore, Karnataka (GSTIN: 29AXYCX0892K1ZK), bearing HSN Code 1001, against an invoice no. 546, dated 1st April, 2018 to Shiva & Co. at Nanjangud, Karnataka (GSTIN: 29AABCX0892K1ZK), via vehicle number KA 12 AB 1234 covering a distance of 170 KM.

The SMS to be typed in by Manjunatha Transports will be:

“EWBT OSUP 29AXYCX0892K1ZK 29AABCX0892K1ZK 571301 546 01/04/2018 75000.00 1001 170 KA12AB1234”

He will send this SMS to 97319 79899, as specified for Karnataka. If all is in order, he will receive the following a confirmation message:

“E-way bill generated successfully. E-Way Bill No: 171000000144 and date is 01/04/2018.”

Thus, we saw in this blog how seamlessly one can generate e-way bill by SMS mode. In our subsequent blogs we will go through the procedure for cancelling and updating e-way bills using the SMS mode.


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Pramit Pratim Ghosh

Author: Pramit Pratim Ghosh

Pramit, who has been with Tally since May 2012, is an integral part of the digital content team. As a member of Tally’s GST centre of excellence, he has written blogs on GST law, impact and opinions - for customer, tax practitioner and student audiences, as well as on generic themes such as - automation, accounting, inventory, business efficiency - for business owners.