Parties who enter into an electronic stamp agreement must complete a form with the amount of stamp duty payable at an approved collection centre under which the electronic marking certificate would be established. Stamp duty can be paid in cash, draft application or via rtgs or NEFT. The authenticity of an electronic stamp can be verified online.  indiacode.nic.in/bitstream/123456789/2331/1/a1899____2.pdf According to the above indications, the importance of punching an instrument cannot be overstated, as there is no promise value if it cannot be implemented. Therefore, the unavailability of electronic marking facilities in a state is a stumbling block. The government of Karnataka, NCT of Delhi, have taken over the services of Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited, an agency created by the Government of India for electronic sealing purposes. On the other hand, the Government of Maharashtra has introduced the secure banking E-SBTR system that allows citizens to pay stamp duty and online registration. The Maharashtra Stamp and Registrations Department empties its circular entitled “Difficulties in paying stamp duty on loan documents and disclosure of privacy during the blockade” of April 27, 2020 (“circular”), introduced certain discharge measures for residents. In accordance with the circular, stamp duty may be paid on the first working day following the lifting of the blockade, in accordance with the provisions of the Maharashtra Stamp Act, read by the General Clauses Act, 1897, for all instruments executed during the blockade, on the first working day following the lifting of the blockage, and this document is considered duly stamped in accordance with Section 17 of the Stamp Act. If, for any reason, the document could not be stamped on such a first day of work, the document may also be submitted for decision to the stamp collector within one month of the end of the blockage. With the help of online banking institutions, all online electronic stamp services are made available to state residents through the government accounting system. Before this result, it can be concluded that all hopes have not yet been lost and that companies can attempt to continue their activities electronically without major obstacles. As lawyers, we are often asked whether agreements that are not made on stamp paper are invalid and unenforceable.
The answer is a simple “NO.” Agreements can be made either on a stamp paper or in a non-buffer document. While agreement has been reached on a document without stamps, certain legal aspects must be respected. This article establishes the validity of unstamped agreements and delves into the legal and technical consequences of unmarked agreements. It was at this time that the State of Maharashtra introduced the e-SBTR (e-SBTR) system, which provided for “stamping” facilities by authorized banks, which also reduced administrative costs. The next problem with the electronic stamp is a late payment. If payment is delayed, a late fee is charged. The collector has room to accept late payments when an appropriate reason is indicated. The collector cannot withdraw the late charges when the group approaches the collector suo motorcycle. Apart from the above discussion, state governments, including the Karnataka government, have introduced the concept of electronic stamps.