The ‘Mera Bill Mera Adhikar’ invoice incentive scheme is an initiative launched by the Indian government to encourage customers to request bills for their purchases and to promote the use of genuine invoices in business-to-consumer transactions. The scheme offers cash prizes ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 1 crore to customers who upload GST invoices on the designated mobile app.
Key points about the Scheme are as follows
- Launch and Coverage: The scheme is set to launch on September 1. It will initially launch as a pilot scheme from states of Haryana, Assam, Gujarat & UTs of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu & Puducherry.
- Objective: The main objective of the scheme is to encourage consumers to demand proper invoices from sellers for their purchases. This helps in curbing tax evasion and promoting transparency in transactions.
- Eligibility: All invoices issued by GST-registered suppliers to consumers will be eligible for the scheme.
- Prize Structure: Monthly and quarterly draws will be conducted, and customers can win cash prizes ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 1 crore, based on their uploaded invoices.
- Invoice Value Requirement: To participate in the lucky draw, the minimum purchase value for an invoice is set at Rs 200.
- Upload Limit: Individuals can upload a maximum of 25 invoices in a month, starting from September 1.
- Mobile App: The ‘Mera Bill Mera Adhikar’ mobile app will be available on both IOS and Android platforms. Users can upload invoices using this app.
- Invoice Details: Invoices uploaded on the app should include details such as the GSTIN (Goods and Services Tax Identification Number) of the seller, invoice number, amount paid, and tax amount.
- Incentive Mechanism: By offering cash rewards for uploading invoices, the scheme aims to incentivize citizens and consumers to actively request proper invoices for their transactions, especially in business-to-consumer purchases.
- Transparency and Tax Compliance: The scheme promotes transparency in transactions and discourages tax evasion by ensuring that businesses issue proper invoices for their sales.
- Expansion Plans: While the scheme initially launches in six states and Union Territories, there might be plans to expand its coverage to other regions in the future.
Periodicity of draw and prize structure
|Frequency||No. of Prizes||Prize Money in Rs|
- All B2C invoices issued during the previous month which have been uploaded on the application by 5th of the next month will be eligible for the monthly draw.
- For Bumper prize, a quarterly draw will be conducted for all invoices uploaded in the last 03 months (till 5th of the month of the bumper draw) will be considered.
- At the time of uploading the invoice, the participants would be required to provide the following details:
|1||GSTIN of supplier|
|5||State/UT of the customer|
- Duplicate uploads and invoices with inactive or fake GSTIN will be rejected by the system.
- Alert/Notification to the winners will be made through SMS/push Notification on the app/web portal only.
- Winning person will be requested to provide some additional information like PAN number, Aadhar Card, Bank Account Details, etc, through the app/web portal, within a period of 30 days from such date of informing them (date of SMS/App/Web Portal Notification), for enabling transfer of the winning prize to them through the said bank account.
- This Pilot Scheme will run for a period of 12 months.