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e-Stamps to Become a Reality in Maharashtra, India

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The Maharashtra Government is planning to introduce an e-Stamping systemfor registration of property documents at the sub-register offices across the state. The state government is planning to introduce the pilot project in the next 15 days and it will be rolled out in a phased manner in rest of Maharashtra.

The state government has initiated a series of measures to improve the system for sale of stamps since last four years following the infamous fake stamp paper scam that rocked the country. The e-Stamping system is in line with the e-Governance policy of the state. The move will enable the citizens to download stamp paper at the click of the mouse. The system will also reduce the cost of the stamp paper printing, freight and safe custody. Also, as the system will provide greater control over the sale of stamps, chances of fake stamps getting circulated will get eliminated. In addition, the department will launch a new website which will enable the citizens to carry out valuation of their property on-line and they will be able to calculate the stamp duty required.

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