ACS Finance rolls out e-Court fee system

ACS Finance rolls out e-Court fee system
File Photo of Financial Commissioner, (Additional Chief Secretary), Finance department, Atal Dulloo

Jammu: Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Atal Dulloo, Wednesday approved to implement e-Court fee system in the entire Jammu and Kashmir for collection of Judicial Stamp Duty.

An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that 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 J&K government has appointed Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited (SHCIL) as the 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.

Under the selection of SHCIL as Central Record Keeping Agency, on September 22, 2021, an agreement with SHCIL was signed by the Law Department of Jammu and Kashmir.

The rollout of the 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 the e-Stamping system in the entire J&K.

The SHCIL so far has issued 43 lakh e-Stamp certificates and collected stamp duty worth Rs 510 crore through the e-Stamping system in the intervening period of three months between agreement signing and rollout.

SHCIL representatives with the help of the Law Department visited each district court and trained the officers as well as the stamp vendors there. A total of 244 court officers and 373 stamp vendors have been trained so far.

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