The Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Intelligence (DGGI) has initiated an investigation into tenders awarded by the Indian Railways since July 2017 to crack down on instances of misclassification of rail supplies by bidders who have been charged with evading taxes.This follows requests by two government departments, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) and the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), to the Railways for quoting GST rate of goods to be procured in the tender notices floated by offices of the national transporter.To crack the whip on bidders allegedly indulging in the malpractice by quoting low GST rate to win bids and evade GST, the DGGI enquiry is aimed at obtaining details of all tenders and procurement done by the Railways after July 2017, where bids were received under Chapter 86 and Chapter 84 of the GST tariff.