Added on : 2019-09-15 16:52:31
Verification of the unique identification number (Aadhaar) would be compulsory for new dealers from January 2020 to curb malpractices in paying Goods and Services Tax, said GST Network's group of ministers' Chairman Sushil Kumar Modi.
The GSTN, he said, had decided that from January 1, 2020, all new dealers enrolling will have to have Aadhaar authentication. Infosys was given the contract to prepare the programming, software, among others, he added. Modi said those who do not want to give their Aadhaar numbers would have to undergo physical verification. "In both cases, GST number will be given within three working days of Aadhaar authentication and physical verification," Modi added.