Bhubaneswar: Rising shortage of Rs 10 stamp paper has started to become a worry for people in Odisha. Due to low supply and high demand vendors are allegedly charging more than the actual price of these stamp papers.
But on the other hand, the Directorate of Treasury here said there was no information regarding the short supply of Rs 10 stamp papers. But local stamp vendors said stamp paper of Rs 10 denomination was in short supply for more than a week.
According to vendors, on a conservative estimate, the average daily sale of stamp paper of Rs 10 denomination is more than 6,000 in the capital city. “Had it been the case, district treasuries and sub-treasuries could have brought it to the notice of the directorate. We will definitely probe the alleged scarcity of stamp paper when the courts re-open on Thursday,” said an officer of the directorate dealing with stamp paper to The New Indian Express.
These non-judicial stamp papers are required for affidavits, lease agreements, purchase and sale of property, indemnity bonds, sale deeds and several other matters.
A source familiar with the matter, a consignment of these stamp papers is ready for dispatch from Hyderabad. It has been more than a month since the printing of the stamp papers has been completed. It is the responsibility of the state government to arrange its transportation under proper security. The delay in transportation is due to some security-related issues, sources said.