Haryana CM launches SBI stamp paper scheme

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Faridabad, Aug 15 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today launched a new people friendly scheme that would enable the public to purchase stamp papers through State Bank of India (SBI).

While speaking on the occasion , the Chief Minister described this new scheme as transparent and people friendly.

He gave away receipts of the stamp duty to two persons who had made payments for the stamp papers at a SBI branch here.

The new scheme will replace the existing cumbersome scheme which involved visits to the district treasury office, a bank branch and tehsil office for registration.The new scheme besides being time saving would also prevent damage and theft of stamp papers.

Under the new scheme, after filling up three copies of the stamp duty challan form, the executant can get the amount of stamp duty deposited in an authorised branch of the SBI. A minor service charge would be charged on the deposited amount.

This charge would be Rs 20 for upto Rs 20,000 deposited, Rs 100 for deposits between Rs 20,001 and Rs one lakh, Rs 500 for amounts between Rs 1,00,001 and Rs five lakh. The service charges would be Rs 1000 for amount ranging from Rs 5,00,001 and more than this.

The bank would issue a receipt for the amount deposited, which would be signed by the concerned officer.This receipt would be on a special kind of paper. The Registration officer would, through internet, verify from the SBI branch, regarding deposit of the amount of stamp duty and would then carry out the registration of the documents.

Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Revenue, Mr K S Bhoria also spoke on the occasion.

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