What is Franking? An Important Part of Registration


Friends, if you are a professional student and have registered in professional course then you would be aware of what is franking and how it can be done. But lots of new students are unaware of Franking, so I am here giving some brief information on the franking. Franking involves stamping. Oxford meaning of Franking is stamp a mark to indicate that amount has been paid. 

The difference between Franking and Printed Stamp Papers. If it is true, NJS ( Non Judicial Stamp ) Paper can be purchased from the Stamp Vendor and later on you can type on it. Because of Telgi effect Govt brought some changes. You first prepare a document on paper and before signing parties on it, take it to nominated Branch of a B@nk pay the stamp duty there and then the b@nk will put stamp on your document indicating the value of the stamp duty. That is called franking.

FRANKING : This is one of the several methods of indicating the payment of stamp duty. Franking machines are installed in some Sub-Registrar office in the State. These machines frank upto a denomination of 999 rupees. An application indicating the amount of duty to be frank is made to the proper officer authorize under the rules along with the unexecuted typed or printed documents. The necessary amount is paid in cash to the proper officer and the required denomination is franked on the document and return to the applicant.

This is known as franking of documents .


For the franking in CA article registration form, you should get your form stamped by the specified b@nks. You should ask your seniors or your CA/CS/CMA for the places from where you can get franking done om your forms in your city.

Hope it helps!!! For more stay tuned !!!


3 thoughts on “What is Franking? An Important Part of Registration”

  1. ARE FRANKING OF DOCUMENTS SAME TO NON JUDICIAL STAMP ? pls explain as i have to do some affidavit

  2. 2 queries
    1- does for franking we first need stamp and then signature ? or first signature can be done and then get the stamp.
    2- do we need any kind of photo-id or photo for the franking ?

  3. Income Tax expert please : I received arrears of Salary of years 1997 and 1998 now, in Feb 2015. I am a retired guy, (1) which Income Tax form to fill, & (2) where this money received is to be shown in I T return?? .. Satish Manocha, Bengaluru

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