Punjab IT Board PITB’s flagship e-Stamping project has been inaugurated at a glorious event at Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore. Chief Minister of Punjab Mr. Shehbaz Sharif and Chairman PITB Dr. Umar Saif inaugurated this event.
The Government of Punjab, in collaboration with the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has revolutionized the stamp paper system by introducing the e-Stamping Program. Under this program stamp papers can be procured electronically. The citizen is then sent a verification text message to eliminate the possibility of fraud. E-Stamping aims at both curbing corruption in the stamp paper system and making the process more efficient and convenient for citizens.
The project launched by the coordination of the Punjab IT board, Board of Revenue and Bank of Punjab aims at revolutionizing the stamp paper process by checking forgery and significantly improving citizen experience.
The vision of CM Shabaz Sharif towards a modern Punjab has concluded with another success. A new reign of service and facility has begun. This service will be ensuring transparency, saving the time and money of citizens and earning revenue for the government.
The event was also attended by other dignitaries including the Chief Secretary Punjab, the Minister for Revenue Punjab and the Sr. Member Board of Revenue, as well as a large contingent of media representatives.
Dr. Umar Saif while commenting about this said that citizens may visit any nearest Bank of Punjab to get any non-judicial e-stamp paper worth over Rs 1,000 and all judicial e-stamp papers with your choice prize. Average time to issue e-stamp paper is 10 to 15 minutes whereas in previous system it was two to three days.
Now the issues related to stamping like duplication, frauds, issuing stamp paper in older dates, property disputes and selling property at low prices all will be resolved. More info can be collected at this https://es.punjab.gov.pk/eStampCitizenPortal/ChallanFormView/HomePage
The CM distributed shields among the members of the e-Stamping team and gave the concluding speech in which he spoke about the advantages e-Stamping project would bring to the common man. He also praised the efforts of the e-Stamping team and acknowledged Dr. Saif’s vision, dedication and commitment in bringing this project to life.
This e-stamping system will be operational in almost all districts of the Punjab. The staffs of the Punjab Bank and other stakeholders are now trained to be well-versed with the new system. Following link is useful https://www.pitb.gov.pk/