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The AP Postmaster General, Ms K. Sandhya Rani, exchanging documents with the Commissioner (Regn & stamps), Mr B. Aravind Reddy, during the launch of sale of non-judicial stamp papers through identified post offices across the State in the presence of the Chief Postmaster General, Ms Yesodhara Menon, in Hyderabad on Monday.
The AP Postmaster General, Ms K. Sandhya Rani, exchanging documents with the Commissioner (Regn & stamps), Mr B. Aravind Reddy, during the launch of sale of non-judicial stamp papers through identified post offices across the State in the presence of the Chief Postmaster General, Ms Yesodhara Menon, in Hyderabad on Monday.

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Hyderabad, Dec. 22 The Department of Posts, Andhra Pradesh Circle has tied up with Commissioner and Inspector General of Registration and Stamps, Government of Andhra Pradesh for sale of non-judicial stamp papers.

“The sale of the non-judicial stamp papers will start from January 1, 2009 across 104 head post offices or mukhya dak ghars (MDGs) across Andhra Pradesh,” Ms Yesodhara Menon, Chief Postmaster General, Andhra Pradesh Circle, said while addressing a press conference here on Monday.

She added that all the 213 departmental sub-post offices in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy Districts will also sell the non-judicial papers.

The Department of Posts, Andhra Pradesh Circle had earlier entered into a similar tie-up for selling judicial stamp on a pilot basis in 29 post offices in Hyderabad.

Ms Menon said customers can purchase the non-judicial stamp papers of Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50 and Rs 100 denominations from the identified post offices.

“The customer has to fill an indent form for purchase of the stamp papers by furnishing all the required details of Purchaser, for whom the stamp papers are purchased and details of denomination required at the post office before purchasing,” she added.

According to Mr B. Aravind Reddy, Commissioner and IG (Registration and Stamps), Government of Andhra Pradesh, there are 800 licensed stamp vendors in the State. “Out of these, 400 vendors are in active business. Also the 432 sub-registrar offices in the State sell the non-judicial stamp papers,” he added.

Mr Reddy said the Department had received lot of representatives for more sale counters that are easily accessible and that is one of the reasons for the tie up with the Postal Department.

Responding to a question on the scarcity of low value stamp papers, he said sometimes there is a problem in the press as it has to also cater to printing other Government documents and sometimes the problem is created by the vendor.

“This is another reason why we are increasing the number of outlets. Also we have told the sub-registrar offices to stock the stamp papers,” he said.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated December 23, 2008)
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