Stamp papers in Bangalore

Update :: July 2011::

Buying stamp papers in Bangalore has changed ever since this article was written. The procedure now is like this:

1. Go to any sub-registrar’s office in Bangalore.
2. Procure an ordinary stamp paper from one of the shops nearby which sell these (not very hard to find).
3. Get the first page of the agreement typed, which mentions the name & address of parties between whom the agreement is executed.
4. Go to a window in the sub-registrar’s office, where you pay the necessary fees, and get the paper ‘Franked’.
Franking: A stamping machine is used to render a red-colored stamp on the paper, authenticating it, and showing the stamp value (also has sub-registrar’s signature).
5. Voila! You are done. This works for all types of documents, including rental agreements.

Note: I have noticed that in some cases, where the first page of the agreement is not typed, the name and address of the parties is written on the stamp paper itself (on the stamp), and the franking is done on that.

Buying stamp papers in Bangalore has been quite an ordeal of late. The serpentine queues in front of the State Bank of Mysore would be a nightmare for anyone who could even think of buying stamp papers. (Read here). Besides, it eats up almost the whole day, and comes as a curse for working professionals who are in need of stamp paper. So, what is the easy way out?

E-Stamping!
The Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited is the company which has been authorized to sell e-stamp papers across Karnataka. (Check their e-stamping website).

There are quite a few e-stamping centers in Bangalore, where you could get a stamp paper with the denomination of your choice just within a few minutes. However, instead of the papers printed with the rupee note kind of stamp at the top, here you would get an e-stamp. This is essentially a printed information with the document number, and a couple of other numbers, and it says Government of Karnataka e-stamping with the national emblem of three lions on it.

Stamp papers - Before and After (Courtesy: http://www.chowchowbath.com)

Stamp papers - Before and After (Courtesy: http://www.chowchowbath.com)

A couple of days back, I had been to the Domlur BDA complex (Near the Domlur bus-stand, adjacent to Domlur fly-over), which houses the Sub-Registrar’s office. I wanted to get an e-stamp paper. I was given a form to fill, where I had to mention the type of document, the first and the second party details (name and address should be suffcient. PAN number in case of high-value registrations), and sign it. The form should be given at the counter with the amount for which the stamp paper is sought. The amount could be paid in cash, or by way of demand draft. I guess this depends on the total amount being paid. I had to wait for approximately 10 minutes, and then the person at the counter gave me the e-stamped paper. The whole process took me just around 15 minutes. The stamp duty for different types of instruments is displayed on the notice board in the office. It is also available online here.

The e-paper is as authentic as the normal stamp papers. Also, since this has authentic numbers printed on it, anyone can verify the authenticity of the e-paper by logging on to this site (http://www.shcilestamp.com) and entering the appropriate numbers from the e-stamp paper.

The working hours for the e-stamping facility in Domlur BDA complex is from 9:45am to 4:30pm with a lunch break from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. It is open from Monday through Saturday. In addition to Domlur, this service is also available in Jayanagar and Koramangala sub-registrar’s offices (SHCIL branches). The government is also looking at making e-stamping the only way of buying stamp papers in future, as this eliminates all duplicate stamp papers and scams, and also renders authenticity to the papers by way of printing these numbers and making them available online.

Thanks to Kiran for providing useful information in his journal.

Addresses of SHCIL e-stamping centres in Bangalore:

Head office:
SHCIL, Bangalore Stock Exchange Ltd.,
Stock Exchange Towers, 51, 1st Cross,
J.C. Road, Bangalore,
PIN : 560027
Ph: (080) 22995246, 22995236

Jayanagar:
Shop No.7, Ist Floor,
#44, 33rd Cross, Jayanagar, 4th T Block,
Bangalore
PIN : 560011
Ph: (080) 26991062, 26991060

Koramangala:

Shcil, # 103, 1st Floor, Mig
Khb Colony, 17 Th Main, 5th Block
Koramangala, Bangalore
PIN : 560034
Ph: (080) 25529149, 25529150

Malleswaram:

Shcil, No.13 Vasant Milan, 1st Cross,
Malleswaram, Bangalore,
PIN : 560003
Ph: (080) 23318225, 23560525

Domlur:
Shcil, Domlur BDA complex,
Near Domlur Bus Stand, Bangalore
PIN : 560038
Ph: (080) 25352907

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Comments

  • Peter  On August 3, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    In truth, immediately i didn’t understand the essence. But after re-reading all at once became clear.

  • The Travel Hawk  On August 7, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Letter to the editor:
    There are two “is the”, change maadi :)

    Good information, didn’t know there was an E-Stamp option. Important point is, everyone should be aware of all these “E” thingies. The only “E” thing that has picked up in India in Train ticket booking. All the other “E”s doesn’t seem to stick in people mind.

  • Deepak  On August 7, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Hey hawk dude,

    Thanks for correcting :)

    It is nice to see that at least in Bangalore, there is an E-way of doing things for almost everything. But not many people use this. Again, this depends on internet literacy, among others.

    At least people who have access to internet should use these things and popularize them. Way to go…

  • John  On August 9, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Thank you! You often write very interesting articles. You improved my mood.

  • Rama Iyer  On August 27, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Hi
    How to register at the e-stamping website. We are NRIs and need to buy a property in India.

    By The Way This information is awesome. Super Maadi!!

    Regards
    Rama Iyer

  • Deepak Venkatesan  On August 31, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    @Rama:

    Thanks.
    The online purchase of stamp papers is not yet functional in Bangalore. You will have to physically go to the e-stamping centre to purchase the stamp papers. The only change is that there is no long queue in front of the counter. U can be done in 10-15 mins.

    Deepak

  • B K GOYAL  On October 13, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Excellent keep it up It has solved my problem sending people to bank and make them wait for hours. Your information and details are toooooo good.

  • Deepak  On October 14, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    @Goyal: Good to know that :)

  • JQ  On October 24, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Good Information !

  • jayam  On January 2, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Good info thanks for it :-)

  • Deepak  On January 2, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks :)

  • Asish  On January 9, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Hi…
    Your article was really very helpful to me.
    Thank you for publishing such a detailed info.

    Just an addition, please add that Sub-Registrar offices are closed on 2nd Saturday of every month. It’s a government holiday.

    Thank you once again.

  • Deepak  On January 11, 2010 at 11:17 am

    @Ashish, Thanks for the info.
    Also, since the govt has made e-stamping mandatory, things have gotten bad. The number of e-stamping centres is not able to cope with the demand, and the crowd has increased.
    Hope the govt opens more of the e-stamping centres in Bangalore…

  • Prabakar  On January 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Hi,

    Every one are thinking getting e-Stamp paper is very easy, the result is very bad, today I went for get a stamp paper I have reached there at 10am I have bought the stamp at 1pm, they were started issuing at 11.15am due to power cut, and for each person is taking over 5 minutes, there working hours is around 7 hours per day, so maximum they can issue 84 papers only per day?

  • Deepak  On January 20, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Nothing is going to work until this is made online.

  • Suraj  On January 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks for the info. It is really helpful.

  • Deepak  On January 22, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Ya, I guess the e-stamping method would soon be made online…

  • Girish Joshi  On January 28, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Hi All,

    The only draw back I see in e-stamping is the refund of money OR issue of a duplicate stamp paper.Take the below scenario.

    I pay Rs. 3 lacs as stamp duty via e-stamp.Now I need to take a print out of sale deed on this e-stamp paper, and lets suppose the paper gets stuck in the printer and spoiled or prints incorrectly.I am not sure what would be the next step in this situation.

    Also taking a print out on e-stamp is tricky as the prints needs to start only at the bottom 3 inches of the e-stamp page.

    I believe as long as the estamp UID is not locked ( which I believe is locked only by sub-registrar) , there is no harm in SCHIL issuing the duplicate e-stamp.

    So incase you have a e-stamp with a high stamp duty paid, do not experiment with printers.Get the first page manually typed and then take printouts for the next page onwards.

    The above comments are based on my understanding of the e-stamp process.I may be wrong, in which case, I would appreciate clarification you all.

    Girish

  • Suchindra  On February 12, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    I have bought a e-stamp, but the deal could not go through. Am left with a e-stamp with names of the second party who was to sign the deal. This paper is of no use to me now. Do any of you know, how do i get a refund ?

  • lokesh mb  On June 17, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    e-stamp is bit new sense. always server problem and the they are not customer friendly

  • lego  On June 24, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Great info. Thanks for the post!!

  • SLV Souharda Credit Co Operative Ltd  On August 28, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Hi,
    I guess much awaited E Stamping facilites is available at Padmanabhanagar at SLV Souharda Credit Co Operative Ltd
    #515, SLV Kuteeram, 10tH Cross, Padmanabhanagar, Bangalore 560070(Near 15 A Last Bus Stop)
    Ph: 26798110 Mob: 9986080382, 9886704053

    Public of the near by Localty people can avail this service.

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  • Saptarshi  On June 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    The second party’s name is spelt wrong – Srenivasa in stead of Srinivasa in the e-stamp that I recently purchased. Is that going to be a problem later on?

  • Gurung  On July 12, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Hi Guys,
    Does the e-stamp work for rental agreements.If Yes,which denomination.
    As the List of Registrable articles shows nothing as Rental agreement.

  • admin  On July 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I have updated the content with the latest procedure on how stamp papers can be bought in Bangalore.

  • Dhanraj  On July 18, 2011 at 11:37 am

    good information

  • Ganesh  On November 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Domlur:
    Shcil, Domlur BDA complex,
    Near Domlur Bus Stand, Bangalore
    PIN : 560038
    Ph: (080) 25352907

    Hi Deepak,

    just an FYI this number is not in service, no I am not blaming you for that :-)

    • Deepak Venkatesan  On November 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      :)
      Telephone numbers of government offices are just notional.
      If they all worked, and if the officials there could all be helpful, there would be no need for this blog post ;)

  • Jay  On November 21, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Good article.

    Another point: Several post offices also issue e-stamp papers. So, check out with your nearest post office if they deal with it.

  • Ram  On November 22, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Interesting development ..but I have question:

    What details does the eStamp as bought carries on it?
    Can we verify all that details at the verification site just by keying in th Estamp number?

    Ram

    • Deepak Venkatesan  On November 22, 2011 at 11:39 am

      In the old system, the details could be verified online…
      Whereas, in the new system of franking, I don’t think you can verify the details of the parties online. But someone correct me if I am wrong.

  • Ram  On November 22, 2011 at 2:39 am

    What details does the esatmp carry as bought?

  • suchintya  On February 6, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Hi Deepak,
    In case of estamping, can you tell us where do we type the actual text of the document. For example in a rental agreement, we have all the list of clauses, amounts etc. Do we type them at the back of the same estamp paper or do we type them on a Rs. 2/- stamp paper.

    Thanks

    • Deepak  On February 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      Start right on the first page where you got the franking done, and where the registrar has signed. Even if the space is small here, start from the front page. You can continue on the backside or in a different sheet.

      • suchintya  On February 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm

        hi Deepak,
        I think you misread the query. I am asking about estamping and not the normal stamp paper agreement. After I have received the estamp paper from SHCIL, where do I write the text of the rental agreement.

        Thanks

    • Deepak  On February 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      The same is true for e-stamping also.
      Type as much as possible on the page-1 and the rest on the next page. Authorities expect that the contents start from the page where the seal and stamping is done.

  • T.K.  On February 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

    The SRO Domlur does not issue any eStamp papers anymore. You have to go to one out of 12(?) selected post offices where they do the job.

    I don’t know whether the same applies for the other SROs also.

    Unfortunately I am not able to remember the full list of post offices, but a few i can remember:
    - Indiranagar
    - Koramangala
    - J.C. Road
    - R.T. Nagar
    - Whitefield
    - Mahadevpura
    - Jayanagar
    - HAL 2nd Stage
    - High Court P.O.
    - Bangalore GPO
    - Yelahanka

  • Shashank Krishnaswamy  On March 26, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Good info…Thanks a lot!!

    Sharing my personal experience -

    I had been to BDA Complex – Domlur on a weekday. It was crowded and took around 30 – 45 mins for franking. Below was the procedure

    (o) Submit your e-stamp and specify the amount, say 0.1% of the sales deed @ the counter. I was asked to provide dd instead of cash. Apparently for amount more than 500 dd is recommended (in favour of sub registrar shivajinagar). But I had carried cash, after a bit of hesitation, it was accepted finally.

    (o) The guy at the counter would then put the seal and fills in the details. Once the pile reaches specified limit, he would take them to some room inside (I think sub registrar’s office). Wait till the pile comes back, this would take ~20 mins, of course depending on the time/week of the day.

    (o) Once the paper pile is back, the guy @ the counter would call your name. Pay the amount and get your paper & receipt. Your are done.

    I did not have to pay anything extra…no bribe..yay!

    Shash

  • Ganesh  On May 27, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Found this very usefull article. I guess some one who go to State Bank of Mysore (for banking) may put up this article for fellow citizens to avoid queque. Even the bank manager would be happy to put up this article since he will get the crowd away from his place !! Ganesh, Accenture, Bangaluru.

  • Sumanth  On June 29, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I struggled a lot to find the vendor, at last i found the link here it is, It shows list of all vendors of e-stamp .hope this helps
    http://www.shcilestamp.com/Kar_Centers_With_formatting.html

  • ajay  On September 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    the Domlur BDA e-stamp counter is not operating any longer. (Sept 2012)

  • harsha  On September 16, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Hi, thanks for all your information. For the 1st time, i need get done a rental agreement as a tenant. I purchased e-stamp paper, agreement done, signed both parties. Rent is 7K and advance is 70K, Stamp paid is 200Rs. A guy suggested me at Sub-registrar told to get it “franked”.
    Here, i am lost. I have my properly done e-stamp with seal and amount paid. Is there anything i need to do for agreement to be valid?

    Thanks for your help!

    • Deepak  On September 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      @Harsha, None.
      If u have gotten e-stamping done, franking is unnecessary.

      • Haersha  On September 17, 2012 at 8:46 pm

        @Deepak.
        Many thanks.

  • satish  On November 24, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Thanks a lot of valuation information, how ever i have a doubt here. Is notary seal required for agreement based out of e-stamp paper?. Since i wanted to use my rental agreement as address proof, i wanted check about this!

  • Sachin  On December 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Hey Deepak,
    Can i use white ink or Pen for making a correction on a Rental agreement. i want to change 11 months to 24 months and want to include a new point on the Rental agreement?

    Thanks for the information buddy.

    Regards,
    Sachin

    • Deepak Venkatesan  On January 3, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      I guess the norm is to make the change and get it attested by both the parties.
      However, I am not very sure I can answer this.

  • Kedar  On January 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Does Rental agreement on e-stamp need to be notarized?

    • Deepak Venkatesan  On January 3, 2013 at 5:20 pm

      It need not be, unless someone asks you to submit a copy of the agreement attested by a notary.
      Anyway, to be clear, there is no e-stamping anymore, and plain stamp papers franked by the SR office is the norm

  • Sachin  On February 5, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Hi Deepak,
    I need to get a service agreement(5 pages) printed on the legal sheet(A6) and get the legal sheet stamped(franked) with a stamp duty of Rs.200. Can u please give me the steps on how to do that.

  • Vasanthi Hari  On March 30, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Hi deepak,

    You have mentioned in your post dated jan3,2013 that e-stamping is not required for rental agreement and that franking by SR is again the norm. kindly clarify this. We need to register a lease agreement for our apt.
    Thanks
    Vasanthi

  • gtashok  On June 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks for posting this very useful article.

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  • SRS  On February 28, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    your last update that there is no estamping anymore, is obsolete and misleading now. Estamping is very much existing today e.g. for rental agreements, and can be done at any of the Kar state coop credit societies federation offices across the city, details of which are in the shcil website..

  • Hari  On July 4, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Saved my time and effort! Thanks for the details!!

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