FAQs on e-Stamping in India

By | February 18, 2019
(Last Updated On: February 18, 2019)

e-Stamping in India

Q. What is e-Stamping?
 A. e-Stamping is a computer based application and a secured way of
paying Non-Judicial stamp duty to the Government.
Q. What are the benefits to the client/customer by e-Stamping:
A.1 e-Stamp Certificate can be generated within minutes 
2 e-Stamp Certificate generated is tamper proof
3 Authenticity of the e-Stamp certificate can be checked through the inquiry module.
4 e-Stamp Certificate generated has a Unique Identification Number (UIN). 
5 Specific denomination is not required
Q. Features of e-Stamping ?
A.1. Easy accessibility and faster processing
2. Security
3. Cost savings
4. User friendly
Q.What is Unique Identification Number (UIN) ?
A.UIN is a Unique system generated number mentioned on the
e-Stamp Certificate. Anybody, having the Unique Identification Number, can check the authenticity of the Certificate through www.shcilestamp.com .
Q. How can I verify the authenticity of an e-Stamp ?
A.An e-Stamp can be verified online by clicking on verify e-Stamp certificate and entering the required details i.e
1. State 
2. Certificate Number (UIN)
3. Stamp Duty Type ( Description of Document )
4. Certificate Issue Date
5. 6 character alphanumeric string
Q. What is a CRA?
A.CRA stands for Central Record Keeping Agency. STOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LIMITED (SHCIL) is the only CRA appointed by the Government of India.
Q.What is the role of CRA?
A.Central Record Keeping Agency is responsible for User Registration, Imprest Balance Administration and overall e-Stamping Application Operations and Maintenance. CRA will appoint ACC’s who will issue Certificates to the clients at their counters.
Q.What do you mean by ACC?
A.ACC means Authorised Collection Center (ACC). Its an agent appointed by SHCIL. ACC is the intermediary between the CRA and Stamp Duty payer.
Q.Who can become ACCs?
A.1. Scheduled Banks 
2. Post Offices
Q.What is the Registration process of ACC?
A.The Registration process for becoming an Authorised Collection centers involves
1. Signing of PAN India ACC Agreement with SHCIL
2. ACCs needs to maintain a running Imprest balance
Q.How do I find my nearest ACC ?
A.Kindly visit Contact us page of the website for details for e-Stamping centre near your place click here
Q.List of e-Stamping centers in your state ?
A.
Kindly select the State from where you wish to purchase an e-Stamp from the List of States provided at the top.
Q.How will I get a Stamp Certificate?
A.
The client has to approach an ACC appointed by SHCIL and fill up the application form as prescribed in the e-Stamping system. Stamp Certificate is generated only after realization of funds.
Q.When will I get the Stamp Certificate from ACC?
A.
After submitting a duly filled and signed application form, the ACC will enter the details into the system and a Stamp Certificate would be generated immediately in case of cash and in case of Cheque/DemandDraft/Payorder/RTGS/NEFT/Account to Account Transfer only after realization of funds.
Important instructions for the client
1. SHCIL will accept Stamp Duty Payment in Indian Rupees (INR) only.
2. RTGS / NEFT payment should be initiated only after consulting nearest e-Stamping center.
3. Client is expected to check the preview of the certificate and sign on the preview before certificate is generated.
4. Once an e-Stamp is generated, then it cannot be edited / modified in any manner.
5. Preserve the e-Stamp carefully, duplicate copy of e-Stamp is not issued.
Q.What if the stamp duty is underpaid ?
A.
If the stamp duty is underpaid then visit an ACC and obtain an Additional Stamp duty certificate by paying the additional stamp duty amount. For registration process the client will have to produce both certificates to sub-registrar.
Q.What if the stamp duty is still underpaid ?
A.
If the stamp duty is still underpaid than client has to again visit an ACC and obtain a additional stamp duty certificate by additional stamp duty amount. The client will need to produce all certificates for registration.
Q.What are the different modes of paying stamp duty in e-Stamping system.
A.
Client can pay stamp duty amount through the following modes 
1. Cash
2. Cheque
3. Demand Draft
4. Pay Order
5. RTGS
6. NEFT
7. Account to Account transfer.
Kindly contact your nearest e-Stamping center before initiating any Electronic fund transfer.(Refer to table below for details on DD/PO for payment through SHCIL branches only)
Q.After generating the Certificate, can I cancel the Stamp Certificate?
A.
For cancellation you need to get in touch with the Competent Authority at the Stamp Office appointed by the State Government.
Q.In which States/UT s e-Stamping is currently operational ?
A.
e-Stamping is currently operational in the States/UTs of Gujarat, Karnataka, NCT Delhi, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, UT of Daman & Diu, Puducherry, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Chandigarh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
For further updates keep visiting www.shcilestamp.com
Q.What is the procedure in case an e-Stamp is lost ?
A.
Please refer to the Stamp Act prevalent in your state. The CRA is not authorised to issue a duplicate copy of e-Stamp.
SRNOSTATEDD/PO TO BE DRAWN IN FAVOUR OF
1KARNATAKASTOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD. ESTAMPING KARNATAKA

( Only for Karkala )SHCIL ESTAMPING KARNATAKA
2HIMACHAL PRADESHSTOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LIMITED E-STAMPING H.P.
3NCT DELHISHCIL E STAMPING NCT OF DELHI
4GUJARATSTOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD. ESTAMPING GUJARAT
5DAMAN & DIUSTOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD. ESTAMPING DAMAN AND DIU
6DADRA & NAGAR HAVELISTOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD. ESTAMPING DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI
7UTTARAKHANDSTOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD ESTAMPING UTTARAKHAND
8RAJASTHANSTOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD. ESTAMPING RAJASTHAN
9TAMIL NADUSTOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD. ESTAMPING TAMILNADU
10PUDUCHERRYSTOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD. ESTAMPING PUDUCHERRY
11ASSAMSTOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD.
12UTTAR PRADESHSTOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD-ESTAMPING UTTAR PRADESH
13CHHATTISGARHSTOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD E STAMPING CHHATTISGARH 
14JHARKHANDSTOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD-E STAMPING JHARKHAND
15JAMMU & KASHMIRSTOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD-E STAMPING J&K
16PUNJABSTOCK HOLDING CORP OF I LTD ESTAMPING PB
17CHANDIGARHSTOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD-E STAMPING CHANDIGARH
18Andhra PradeshSTOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD.E-STAMPING ANDHRA PRADESH
19OdishaSTOCK HOLDING CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD.ESTAMPING ORISSA

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