E stamp system launched at lower Chitral by KP Board of Revenue

By : Gul Hammad Farooqui

CHITRAL: E-stamp was launched in lower Chitral. This system has also been launched in ten other districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in which any citizen can sit at home and apply for a stamp paper of the required value on a mobile phone or computer, which can be paid through a challan at any branch of the National Bank of  Pakistan where E stamp can be  collected.. On this occasion, Assistant Director Board of Revenue Abdul Wahab Khan  Sahibzada Muhammad Shuja AD Software E-Stamp was also present. Additional Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Irfan was Chief guest  on the occasion of  launching ceremony of E-stamp, while he was accompanied by Additional Assistant Commissioner Adnan Haider Maloki, Tehsildar Amjad, DSP Sher Wazir, traders, bank staff and other guests.

About the aims and objectives of issuing e-stamp,  national Bank Manager Amjad Ahmed Sani said that its main objective is to prevent fraudulent practices related to documents and processing. In the same way, the limitation of reduction in the collection of government revenue is to be determined. In addition, information and documents related to  revenue etc would  be stored in electronic i.e. digital form and a central database  would  be created to facilitate the verification process. He said that now any one  can apply for it sitting at home and now people have to collect it  through bank challan as they want to get stamp paper according to their need, while in the past  stamp vendor charging extra money from people.. Miss Hasina Khanum said that with launching  of E-stamp, now women folk  can also apply for stamp paper easily sitting at home and get it easily by avoiding the rush.

Assistant Director  Board of Revenue  Abdul Wahaab khan  said that this is a good initiative by  the Provincial Chief Minister. He said that the purpose of E Stamp  is to convert  manual stamps into  electronic one  so that there is no  chance  for any kind of error or fraud. Its objectives also include that no stamp paper will be issued in the back date, as in the past, some mafias used to take out stamp paper in back date  and use it for forgery and tempering , and often through fake documents. used to  occupy  the land of  other  people illegally Apart from this, disputes over land between people will be resolved it easily. . Provincial Chief Minister has started with the support of Punjab Information Board and Board of Revenue Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. We have launched it in ten other districts of the province and Chitral is the eleventh district where e-stamp was launched today. Earlier one had to wait for four to five days to get stamp paper sometimes not available in market now any citizen can get it from website. Now any person can get it from his mobile or computer and his whole record  will be computerized and will be available in the website of  Revenue Department (BoR)  

Haseena Khanum said that  due r this system, veiled women can apply for stamps of required value at home in a dignified manner as per the need and will avoid among the  men in kitchens etc.

Sahibzada Muhammad Shuja AD Software E-Stamp said that the main purpose of issuing this e-stamp is to issue electronic stamp paper to the people in a clear and transparent manner and all the disputes on the ground due to the fake stamp paper between the people will be resolved. And now there will be no opportunity  for fraud and forgery or any tempering through manual stamp papers. He further added  that now the e-stamp for which purpose  it has been issued cannot be used for any other purpose.

Bank Manager Amjad Ahmed Sani said that a separate counter will be set up inside the bank for obtaining e-stamps, where any person can come and get their required stamp paper in ten to fifteen minutes and people will save a lot of time in this way. He said that now the people can get the stamp by depositing the actual  amount of e-stamp i.e. its value in the bank and they do not need to pay  any extra money. There will be no scope for taking possession of someone else’s land through tempering and forgery and duplicate documents.

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