Citizens who had to face some inconvenience with the crash of the Government Receipt Accounting System (GRAS), which enables e-payment to the Inspector General of Registration (IGR) department on December 31 will be given some concessions by the department.
Those who have their documents signed but payments could not be made will be given concession to pay the stamp duty according to last year.
Taking cognizance of the complaints made by citizens, IGR Shrikar Pardeshi said that the GRAS system was restored to normal at 8 pm and the registration had been extended upto 10 pm on December 31.
“Those whose documents that have been signed but payment was held back on December 31 due to this technical fault will be given the benefit to pay the stamp duty according to 2014.
Even those who have paid today after signing of documents yesterday will be asked to pay the stamp duty according to last year,” said Pardeshi. He said that even as the technical fault was assessed by the NIC, the citizens will not suffer and they will be given the additional time.
The department has, in addition, stated that those citizens who could have registered on December 30 but could not pay on December 31 will be asked to approach the collector of stamps for adjudication.
“After verification, the letter will be issued for the same for such customers and they will be able to get their documents registered,” said Pardeshi.
The department had registered 13,725 documents on December 30 and had got a revenue of Rs 151 crore while on December 31 there were 8,805 documents generating 129 crore. “Upto 3 pm on January 1, the IGR had registered 4,480 documents and received Rs 77 crore,’’ said Pardeshi.
The department, after announcement of RR said that even as the hike is not as in last year’s, they have generated Rs 18,660 crore while for this financial year the target is Rs 12,200 crore and till November this year the department has already generated Rs 12,200 crore.