Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on refuted the
charge made by the West Bengal Finance Minister Dr Amit Mitra that
exporters GST refunds were not paid by
the customs authorities and said a system has been evolved to ensure that their
claims are delivered on time .
"From May 31st to June 15th, all exporters
were asked to claim their refunds and most of those who applied were paid. For
claims up to Rs 10 lakh, a self-certification was required. For those who
claimed over Rs 10 lakh, were asked to provide a chartered accountant's
The West Bengal government should be knowing
about the scheme finance minister said in a tweet.
had stated recently that a large number of exporters across the country were
awaiting refunds to the tune of Rs 25,000 crore, which have been stuck due to
the inability of the GST Network.
There have been three lakh applications from
exporters of the country, involving Rs 25,000 crore, which are awaiting
refunds, Dr. Mitra said while talking to newpersons. Dr Mitra is also a GST
To a question on Dr. Mitra's allegation about the
rise in Hawala transaction due to lacunae in the GST automatic digitized
process, Goyal said Mitra should make efforts to stop these illegal
about the hawala transactions Mitra had stated that as a result of GSTR 3B not
being backed by invoices, "not only are we going completely manual, hawala
transactions have also increased massively". Mitra had cited the West
Bengal government's own studies which suggested
"you are not putting invoices and there is no way to check it".
GSTR 3B is a tax return form mandatory for all
those who have applied for Goods and Services Tax (GST).