Rule 57 of CGST Rules 2017: Generation and Maintenance of Electronic Records

Rule 57 of ‘Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules 2017’: Generation and Maintenance of Electronic Records

Provisions under Rule 57 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017 relating to “Generation and Maintenance of Electronic Records”, as per CGST (2nd Amendment) Rules 2017 notified by CBEC on 28 June 2017, applicable w.e.f. 1 July 2017, are as under:

CGST Rule 57: Generation and Maintenance of Electronic Records (Chapter-VII: Accounts and Records)

(1) Proper electronic back-up of records shall be maintained and preserved in such manner that, in the event of destruction of such records due to accidents or natural causes, the information can be restored within a reasonable period of time.

(2) The registered person maintaining electronic records shall produce, on demand, the relevant records or documents, duly authenticated by him, in hard copy or in any electronically readable format.

(3) Where the accounts and records are stored electronically by any registered person, he shall, on demand, provide the details of such files, passwords of such files and explanation for codes used, where necessary, for access and any other information which is required for such access along with a sample copy in print form of the information stored in such files.

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