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Asked January 08, 2016

Vendor dealing in Stamp Papers

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What are the legal requirements that need to be complied with by a vendor dealing in Stamp Papers in West Bengal?

Answer 1

It is considered desirable to obtain a Stamp Vendorship License from Registering officers in order to sell stamp papers. In cases where the license is obtained illegally, it is cancelled as the fake stamp vendors procure and sell fake stamp papers which affects the revenue of the State.

In West Bengal, only the Licensed Stamp Vendors can perform their business in a proper and lawful manner as per existing West Bengal Stamp Rules, 1994. As per notification no. 6442, dated 02-12-1899, only the licensed stamp vendors and stamp clerks are authorized to sell stamp papers1Treasury officers are the authority directed to issue stamps to the licensed stamp vendors. An individual applying for the Stamp Vendor ship license should supply two copies of passport size photographs with a specimen signature to the Registering officers concerned.

The procedure for obtaining non postal stamp vendor license is given on the website of the Collector of Kolkata2. The following was the position for licenses being sought in 2015. In the absence of any adverse situation, in all likelihood the requirements would be the same in 2016. The procedure is given as below:

The candidate applying in a plain paper in bold letters should provide:







  • The candidates applying for stamp vendor license should have passed Madhyamikor Equivalent examination from any Board recognized by the State Government.
  • The candidate should not be less than 18 years of age and not more than 35 years of age as
  • per Madhyamik or equivalent examination certificate on the 1st. Day of January 2015. The age may, however, be relaxed by 5 years in case of ex-servicemen, physically handicapped person and person belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe or OBC.

  • He must be a citizen of India
  • The candidates should belong to a respectable family and have sufficient capital in the business. 5. The candidates will arrange their own stall at least 100 sq. ft. as below mentioned address for vending stamps.
  • Candidates are requested to send their application along with copies of relevant documents to this address – Office of the Collector of Kolkata 11, Netaji Subhas Road, Kolkata, 700 001


  •  Particulars Of Licenced Stamp Vendors 2124Dt 16.06.2004.PDF,Available at
  •       2.    The recruit notice is available as Notice_Recruit_L_LR_23_09_15.pdf


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