Bhopal ; In Madhya Pradesh, e-Registration of documents through “Sampada” software has been made mandatory from August 1, 2015. In the process, only system generated e-Stamp is used. Inspector General Registration has given some tips to test validity of e-Stamps presented in public offices.
“DEPARTMENT OF REGISTRATION AND STAMPS” is printed in small lines on entire background of e-Stamp. Madhya Pradesh’s logo is also in its middle part. On making photo copies and scanning, these marks get fade out or invisible. This mark on the document comes from optical water mark engine when e-Stamp is generated through computer.
In micro print on the lower part of e-Stamp, alpha numeric of e-Registry and numeric of e-Stamp is given, which can be seen with the help of magnifying glass. Micro print is not readable when photo copied or scanned. In the criptomark in left lower part, numbers of e-Registry and e-Stamp are given, which can be read with the help of transparency being made available by the department to District Registrars.
Q R code are also available on the upper part of e-Stamp. Its details can be seen easily through Q and R code scanner on any smart phone. Provision to consume e-Stamp by a public officer is also being made in “Sampada” so that it can be used again. Separate information will be given about process to be adopted for this. If necessary, they would also be imparted training.
Any person by becoming registered user under “Sampada” can see e-Stamp’s details, date, time and purpose by entering e-Stamp number under e-Stamp Functionality in e-Stamp Tab. It is noteworthy that if e-Stamp is tempered and name of any other person is written fraudulently, it will not match with original.
Service providers will generate e-Stamp themselves for documents which are not registered. But in case of documents which are registered, service providers have to generate only e-Stamp Code. e-Stamp is generated only in the office of Deputy Registrar. The stamp papers for documents which are not registered will have digital signatures of service providers and Deputy Registrar.
Issuing e-Stamp below the prescribed value and meddling with electronic stamping system has been declared a criminal act under Indian Penal Code, 1860.