The Karnataka government has taken proactive steps to facilitate online stamping and registration obligations in order to demonstrate to its residents. Companies can use the above methods to continue their business in the current scenario using electronic stamping services and online registration services. The registration process begins after the stamp of the instrument in accordance with the stamp law. The Karnataka government has planned for online pre-registration of real estate-related documents via the online services portal Kaveri, with the intention of streamlining the registration process and making it easier. In addition, the website allows users to access the digitally signed charging certificate and access certificate online, load all relevant documents and book an appointment with the relevant sub-registry for registration. Failure to register certain documents under existing legislation invalidates the transfer. Under the Indian Contract Act of 1872, a contract is valid and can be applied if it meets the requirements of a valid contract, i.e. offer and acceptance, free consent, legitimate purpose, contractual capacity and jurisdiction, legitimate consideration and the objective of law. Electronic contracts are contracts entered into through a type of electronic communications such as e-mail, internet and fax and Section 10A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (“Information Technology Act”), confirms the validity and applicability of these contracts. The electronic agreement after execution is stored/registered by the exporting parties in electronic form and is considered an electronic stolisation under the Information Technology Act. Indian courts recognize the probative value of electronic records under section 65B of the Indian Data Information Act, 1872 (“Evidence Act”). Stamp duty is the tax levied on legal documents in reparation for their validity. In the state of Karnataka, the maximum stamp duty that can be levied on a lease is 500/- however, it is generally calculated as follows- The verification of an electronic stamp certificate is a simple task that can be accomplished in a few steps: the Covid 19 pandemic has engulfed the globe and has severely affected economic activity and lagged behind the way the activity has traditionally been carried out.
This necessitated the search for new forms of online activity, while ensuring that social distancing standards remained respected. One of the questions we are often asked is how documents can be executed and stamped during a blockage. In this note, we will outline the online process of document execution in Karnataka state. The electronic stamp system offers multi-level security. One of the main advantages of using electronic stamps is that these stamps can be generated in minutes and are inviolable. Once an electronic stamp certificate has been issued, it can no longer be copied. The probability of reproduction of the stamp certificate is eliminated by the use of an optical watermark. Following the conclusion of an agreement, the parties generally meet in person to implement such an agreement, which has been deemed unnecessary. You can print the signature page, then sign, scan and email the other party. However, it is advisable that the agreements also contain a clause expressly stating that the meaning of the signed counterparties must be as effective as the signing and personal delivery of the equivalent.