Jammu and Kashmir High Court stays circular on revised stamp duties for registration of documents in J&K

The petitioner had argued that the Inspector General of Registration had no jurisdiction to issue a circular in respect of charging stamp duty.
Jammu & Kashmir High Court
Jammu & Kashmir High Court

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has stayed a government circular dated December 30, 2020, which had mandated charging revised stamp duties from January 1, 2021, irrespective of the date of uploading the documents on the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) or of filing the documents with the Registrars/ Sub-Registrars (Shabnam Nazir v Government of J&K and others).

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