Organisation: The Superintendent of Stamps, Maharashtra, with
head-quarters at Bombay, is the authority that controls the supply and sale of
State stamps in the State. In the Sholapur district the Collector of Sholapur
holds the general charge of the Stamps department. There is no independent
officer in the district specially in charge of stamps. The work is done by die
stamp head clerk under the supervision of the Treasury Officer, Sholapur. He has
the charge of the local depot at Sholapur and is responsible for the maintenance
of the stock of stamps, and their distribution to Mohol and Mangalwedha sub-treasuries. The remaining sub-treasuries in the district, viz., Barshi, Pandharpur, Akkalkot, Madha, Malshiras, Sangola and Karmala receive the stamps directly from the Controller of Stamps, Nasik Road. A branch depot is located at every taluka head-quarters and is in charge of a Sub-Treasury Officer.
There are 21 such stamp-vendors in the district. Their sales are restricted to value not exceeding Rs. 300 in each case. Similarly non-judicial stamps above the value of Rs. 300 in each case are sold at the Treasury and Sub-Treasury. Besides, the stamp head clerk and the Sub-Treasury Officers work as ex-officio stamp-vendors. Stamps below this value in each case are sold by the licensed stamp-vendors.
The total income from stamp duty realised in Sholapur district during 1967-68 was Rs. 24,92,198.00 for non-judicial stamps and Rs. 7,52,848.07 for judicial stamps.
The discount in the year 1967-68 amounted to Rs. 12,471.00 on judicial stamps and Rs. 32,870.00 on non-judicial stamps.
In the Sholapur district the postal stamps and stationery are also
issued to the post master at local depot and at the following branch depots, viz., Barshi, Pandharpur, Akkalkot, Madha, Malshiras, Karmala and Sangola.