Validity of Stamp Paper in Maharashtra

Under Section 52 B(b) of the Bombay Stamp Act prescribes a period of 6 months for the validity of stamps.

Notwithstanding anything contained in sections 47, 50, 51 and 52,-

(a) Any stamps which have been purchased but have not been used or in respect of which
no allowance has been claimed on or before the day immediately preceding the date of
commencement of the Bombay Stamp (Amendment) Act, 1989 (hereinafter referred to as
“the commencement date”) and the period of six months from the date of purchase of
such stamps has not elapsed before the commencement date, may be used before a period
of six months from the date of purchase of such stamps is completed, or delivered for
claiming the allowance under the relevant provision of this Act; and any stamps not so
used or so delivered within the period aforesaid shall be rendered invalid.
(b) Any stamps which have been purchased on or after the commencement date but have
not been used, or no allowance has been claimed in respect thereof, within a period of six
months from the date of purchase thereof, shall be rendered invalid]

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One thought on “Validity of Stamp Paper in Maharashtra

  1. Hiren Vakil February 18, 2017 at 9:33 am Reply

    I happened to come across the guideline on 18th February 2017, at approximately 1440 hrs., reproduced above by “Indialegalaid – Law is Supreme in All Over The World”, in order to re-confirm my knowledge.

    Thank you for the information on period of 06 (six) months validity of an unused non-judicial stamp paper and / or identical time limit within said period apply for refund else any such said stamp paper is rendered as “Invalid” on 1st day of seventh month from the date of issue by the Stamp Vendor / purchased in whosoever individual’s or entity’s name in The State of Maharashtra.

    Has there been any amendment to the above Guidelines or Rule?

    Does the aforesaid Rule differ in other States of India?

    Also, does The Indian Stamp Act, 1899 contain separate General Provisions applicable? subject to State wise Guidelines or Rules framed thereunder or laid down by each State depending upon different situations and circumstances prevailing in different States throughout India.

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