GUWAHATI, Dec 26 - Highlighting the problems being faced by the lawyers as well as the general people because of non-availability of stamp papers of smaller denominations, the Lawyers� Association, Guwahati (LAG) has written to the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro to make available stamp papers of denominations ranging from Rs 10 to Rs 100 at the earliest, and to direct the in-charge of e-stamps to expedite the process of issuing e-stamps without harassing common people.
In its representation the advocates� body stated that people are compelled to purchase smaller denomination stamp papers at high rates due to the prevailing scarcity. Even LAG has received several complaints from the general public that some vendors resort to the unfair practice of selling these stamp papers at five times the normal rates, the representation added. �We have received written complaints from our members regarding the issue of e-stamps by the stock holding agency. The persons engaged at the e-stamp counter refuse to receive the e-stamp deposit slips from advocates and common people. They only receive such slips from 10 am to 12 noon and issue only two pieces of e-stamps on a daily basis. As the e-stamp has been launched for the convenience of the people, it should be made available throughout the day,� LAG president Biraj Kr Choudhury and general secretary Prabin Kr Kalita stated.
The LAG also appealed to the authorities to set up more e-stamp counters for convenience of all.
The advocates� body also called for expediting the process of court marriage registration under the Special Marriage Act. It also called for speeding up the process of issuing property sale permission, apart from making a special request for arranging a specific parking lot for advocates in the parking area of the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority.