Raja M Shanmugham, President said after revision of format of the form in the GST website on 15th April 2018, it has been difficult to upload the Statement 3 containing details of export invoices with EGM details and the concern is that the EGM field in the website accepts only 7 digit numeric values while in many cases EGMs are issued in four / six numeric digits and in the cases where, the EGMs raised by CFS contain alpha numeric figures which the system is not accepting till now. He pointed out that due to non-availability of 7 digit EGM immediately, our members were not in a position to file refund application.
Raja M Shanmugham said further to representation and meeting with the Commissioner, Central GST Commissionerate, Coimbatore, as a temporary measure, Sreenivasa Rao, Commissioner, Central GST Commissionerate, Coimbatore has now given a permission to the exporting units for filing of refund application with available EGMs on hand along with an undertaking stating that they would get Gateway EGM and file before the final settlement of claim, within two months. Accordingly, after filing of refund application, 90 per cent of amount will be released to the exporting units. Raja M Shanmugham also said the exporting units have been taking efforts to receive Gateway EGM from the liners.