Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Atal Dulloo, today approved to implement e-Court fee system in entire Jammu & Kashmir for collection of Judicial Stamp Duty.Those present at the official rollout at the Civil Secretariat here included Secretary Law, Achal Sethi; Vice President Stock Holding Corporation India Limited, Amit Dassi; Assistant Vice President, Pramod Joshi; Senior Manager, Vikas Singla; Area Managers, Surinder Bhatia and Charanjit Singh.The UT government has appointed Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited (SHCIL) as central record keeping agency to devise and implement the e-Court fee system. The system gives an option to citizens to pay JSD online as well as offline- through stamp vendors.Pursuant to the selection of SHCIL as Central Record Keeping Agency, on September 22, 2021, an agreement with SHCIL was signed by Law Department of Jammu & Kashmir.
Rollout of e-Court fee system would provide citizens an easy mode of paying stamp duty and would also enhance the scope of work for stamp vendors and augment their income. It would also usher more transparency in the entire process.SHCIL is a Government Company and has already implemented e-Stamping system in entire UT. The SHCIL so far has issued 43 lakh e-Stamp certificates and collected stamp duty of worth Rs. 510 crore through e-Stamping system in the intervening period, of 3 months, between agreement signing and rollout.SHCIL representatives with the help of Law Department visited at each District Court and trained the officers as well as the stamp vendors there. Total 244 court officers and 373 stamp vendors have been trained so far.