Bhubaneswar Buzz

After 10 years and 17 states implementation, Odisha all set to have e-Stamping facility soon


After more than ten years of its introduction and almost 17 states across the country having adopted it, the Odisha government today signed an agreement with Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd (SHCIL) to introduce e-stamping as another mode of collecting stamp duty.

The state Inspector General of Registration (IGR) Upendranath Mallick inked the agreement with SHCIL, represented by its regional manager Kaushik Bhattacharya here authorising the SHCIL as the central record keeping agency (CRA) for implementation of e-stamping in Odisha. The e-stamping is an electronically generated stamp paper, which could be used by the registrant public as a safe and secured method of paying stamp duty for any purpose without physical purchase of stamp paper.

The e-stamping facility would not only benefit the public for a hassle-free payment of stamp duty, the state government would also benefit out of it as it would save the cost of printing, storage and transportation of stamp papers.