The Superintendent of Stamps, Bombay, is the authority who controls the supply and sale of stamps in the State. In Chandrapur district the Collector acts as the administrative head of the Stamps department. There being no independent officer in-charge of the stamps, the work is looked after by a clerk under the overall supervision and guidance of the District Treasury Officer, who is in-charge of the local depot at Chandrapur. He is responsible for the maintenance of stock of stamps, their distribution to the local depots and their sale to the public. The Collector is empowered to grant refund of the value of unused, spoilt and obsolete stamps presented to him within the prescribed period. A branch depot is located at every tahsil head-quarters and is in charge of the Tahsildar in his capacity as Sub-Treasury Officer.

To suit public convenience stamps are sold not only at local and branch depots but also at various other places by authorised stamp vendors. In Chandrapur district there are 16 such vendors. Judicial and non-judicial stamps above the value of Rs. 300 in each case are sold at the treasury and sub-treasuries while the stamps below this value in each case are sold by the authorised vendors.


In 1964-65, the total income realised from stamp duty for judicial and non-judicial stamps amounted to Rs. 2,04,175.49 and Rs. 5,05,125.38 respectively. The vendors are also allowed a small discount and this discount during the same year stood at Rs. 14,585.56 on both judicial and non-judicial stamps.