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A presentation on weights and measures [legal metrology]

  1. 1. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com WEIGHTS AND MEASURES IN INDIA [Legal Metrology] -N. Prassanvadana
  2. 2. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com INTRODUCTION • INTRODUCTION – The Legal Metrology Act, 2009 [Act No. 1 of 2010] along with The Legal Metrology (General) Rules, 2011 governs the above. – In the year 2009, Legal Metrology Act, 2009 [Act No. 1 of 2010] replaced the Standard Weights & Measures Act, 1976 and Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985 – This is an Act to establish and enforce standards of weights and measures, regulate trade and commerce in weights, measures and other goods which are sold or distributed by weight, measure or number and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. – As per the Act every unit of weight or measure shall be in accordance with the metric system based on the international system of units.
  3. 3. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com LEGISLATIONS ENACTED TO REGULATE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES: • The Government has enacted the following: – The Legal Metrology Act, 2009, – The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, – The Legal Metrology (General) Rules, 2011, – The Legal Metrology (Approval of Models) Rules, 2011, – The Legal Metrology (National Standards) Rules, 2011, – The Legal Metrology (Numeration) Rules, 2011, – The Indian Institute of Legal Metrology Rules, 2011, – The Delhi Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2011.
  4. 4. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com Definitions under Section 2 of Legal Metrology Act, 2009 – This Act defines salient terminology significant to the standardization like "Legal Metrology" "label" "pre- packaged commodity" "seal" "weight or measure" as also the officers appointed under the Act like "Director" and “Controller of Legal Metrology” as also Additional Director, Additional Controller, Joint Director, Joint Controller, Deputy Director, Deputy Controller, Assistant Director, Assistant Controller and Inspector. – The terms “dealer” and “manufacturer” of weights and measures are comprehensively described. – The terms “person” “premises’ “verification” are defined exhaustively with a view to bring a wider following within the ambit of the Act.
  5. 5. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com WHAT IS BASE UNIT OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ? • The base unit or standard unit of-- • (i) length shall be the metre; • (ii) mass shall be the kilogram; • (iii) time shall be the second; • (iv) electric current shall be the ampere; • (v) thermodynamic temperature shall be the kelvin; • (vi) luminous intensity shall be the candela; and • (vii) amount of substance shall be the mole. According to Section 6 of the Act - Base unit or standard unit of numeration shall be • (1) The base unit of numeration shall be the unit of the international form of Indian numerals. • (2) Every numeration shall be made in accordance with the decimal system. • (3) The decimal multiples and sub-multiples of the numerals shall be of such denominations and be written in such manner as may be prescribed.
  6. 6. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com APPOINTMENT OF CONTROLLER, LEGAL METROLOGY OFFICERS AND OTHER EMPLOYEES Controller of legal metrology, Additional Controller, Joint Controller, Deputy Controller, Assistant Controller, Inspector and other employees are appointed by the State Government for exercising the powers and discharging the duties conferred or imposed on them by or under this Act in relation to intra State trade and commerce. – The legal metrology officers thus appointed exercise and discharge the duties under the general superintendence, direction and control of the Controller. – Power of inspection, seizure, etc.u/s. 15 The Director, Controller or any legal metrology officer may, whether from any information given to him by any person in writing or from personal knowledge or otherwise, that any weight or measure or other goods in relation to which any trade and commerce has taken place or is intended to take place and in respect of which an offence punishable under this Act appears to have been, or is likely to be, committed are either kept or concealed in any premises or are in the course of transportation,-- • enter at any reasonable time into any such premises and search for and inspect any weight, measure or other goods in relation to which trade and commerce has taken place, or is intended to take place and any record, register or other document relating thereto; • seize any weight, measure or other goods and any record, register or other document or article which he has reason to believe may furnish evidence indicating that an offence punishable under this Act has been, or is likely to be, committed in the course of, or in relation to, any trade and commerce. • Every search or seizure made under this section shall be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973(2 of 1974), relating to searches and seizures.
  7. 7. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com -DECLARATIONS ON PRE-PACKAGED COMMODITIES – No person shall manufacture, pack, sell, import, distribute, deliver, offer, expose or possess for sale any pre-packaged commodity unless such package is in such standard quantities or number and bears thereon such declarations and particulars in such manner as may be prescribed. – Any advertisement mentioning the retail sale price of a pre- packaged commodity shall contain a declaration as to the net quantity or number of the commodity contained in the package in such form and manner as may be prescribed.
  8. 8. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com PENALTIES • Chapter V of the Act prescribes the Penalty for the following (Provisions of Indian Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure not to apply) – use of non-standard weight or measure, – for verification in contravention of Act and rules – for counterfeiting of seals, etc. – for manufacture of weight and measure without licence – for repair, sale, etc., of weight and measure without licence – for tampering with licence – for Compounding of offence – Offences by companies and power of court to publish name, place of business, etc., for companies convicted. Legal Metrology(General) Rules, 2011
  9. 9. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com CASE LAWS • Cadbury India Ltd vs Controller Of Legal Metrology (appellate authority) on 16 January, 2013 – (Before the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka, Bangalore) – The controller of legal metrology, also the appellate authority issued a notice/letter to the petitioner-company under Section 11 r/w 29 of the Act stating that they have violated Section 11 by using the expression "angula" in their "5 star" chocolate advertisement. The expression 'angula' means, 'an inch', and that being a non metric system of length, they allegedly violated the provisions contained in Section 11(1)(c) of the Act. – Against this back drop, the appellate authority in the appeal filed by the petitioner, dismissed the Appeal and held that under Section 28 & 29 of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 the Appellant Company shall pay the penalty of Ten Thousand Rupees for advertisement in British system, which is non standard units in India.
  10. 10. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com CONTD. – HELD that • The action contemplated by Section 29 of the Act would stand attracted or can be taken only when a person, in relation to any goods/commodities, prepare or publish any advertisement otherwise than in accordance with the standard unit of weight, measure or numeration. • The expression "in relation to any goods, things or service" in Section 11 of the Act means, preparation or publication of any advertisement, poster or other document if the goods, things or service to be advertised or in respect of which any poster or other document is prepared and published. • The words "advertisement, poster or document", would mean, if the goods/commodities or things manufactured or service rendered to be advertised or printed on poster or document. • If the advertisement is of a particular goods/thing as in the present case, in relation thereto, no person should publish or use in the advertisement, the expressions otherwise than in accordance with the standard unit of weight, measure or numeration. • Hence, impugned action and so also the order passed by the appellate authority was set aside and the Rule made absolute in terms of the said order.
  11. 11. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com • The Kerala High Court had an occasion to deal with similar question under the provisions of the old Act namely the Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985 in - MAHINDRA AND MAHINDRA LTD. AND PAWAN GOENKA, Chief Operating Officer -vs- THE DIRECTOR OF STANDARD OF WEIGHTS AND THE INSPECTOR, LEGAL METROLOGY (ILR 2011(2) Kerala 804). – In this case, the company was engaged in manufacturing and marketing of motor vehicles under a general brand name "Mahindra". In their advertisement, the engine of the vehicle was described as having 109 BHP (British Horse Power). – Hence, the notice was issued and similar order as has been passed in the present case was passed. – The Kerala High Court, after dealing with all the provisions of 1985 Act, held that mention of BHP in the advertisement made by the petitioners in respect of the vehicle manufactured by them does not constitute any violation of the provisions of the Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1976 or of 1985 and accordingly quashed the notices. CASE LAW 2
  12. 12. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com CASE LAW 3 • Relating to Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodity) Rules, 2011. – The Hon’ble Bombay High Court in the matter LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED VS. UNION OF INDIA [2012 (275) ELT 153 (Bom)] while deciding on the issue whether Rule 6 declarations (under the erstwhile Standard Weights and Measures (Packaged Commodities), Rules, 1977) are required on packaged commodities sold to institutional or industrial consumer through a stockiest, has held that Rule 6 would not apply to industrial and institutional consumers who buy the commodities directly from the manufacturer. – All other industrial and institutional consumers of the packed commodity to whom the retail package are not sold directly to the provisions of Rule 6 shall apply.
  13. 13. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com CONTD. – On the other hand the in the matter of Ewac Alloys Limited v. Union of India [2012(2) Kar LJ 324] theHon’ble Karnataka High Court, differed from the decision above and held as follows: • In the case of retail package, the manufacturer of goods meant for industrial use may not be able to supply the goods directly. Therefore, they may take the assistance of a stockiest. If the customers are spread over the country and if the manufacturing unit is in one part of the country and they want to concentrate on manufacturing activity, they may not have resource or ability to arrange for sale of their product throughout the country. In those circumstances, it is quite but natural that they need middle men or stockiest, as distributors, through whom they would distribute their product or sell their products to an industrial or institutional user. In such an event, that packaged commodity cannot be construed as a retail package… • Therefore, it is clear that the protection under this Act is confined only to individuals and persons who are eking out livelihood by self employment and not to institutional and industrial consumers or consumers who purchase goods in large quantities. Therefore, requirement of Rule 6 is not required to be complied with by a manufacturer who sells his packaged goods to an industrial or institutional consumer through a stockiest.” •      
  14. 14. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com CONFLICT IN JUDICIAL INTERPRETATION – The decisions of the Karnataka and Bombay High Courts differ with each other. On one hand the Bombay High Court has considered that only direct sale by manufacturer to the distributor would be considered under the exception to Rule 3, however, any sale made through a stockiest would be considered a retail sale. On the other hand Karnataka High Court has emphasized on the intent of packaging, and has held that if the intent of the package was for industrial or institutional it does not matter whether the sale was made through a stockiest or the manufacturer directly. – Upon the detailed analysis of the judgments above, we find that the decision of the Bombay High Court, relies on the main intention of Chapter II and specifically declaration under Rule 6 that the consumer should be able to locate the manufacturer or the packer in case of any grievances with the product. – The individual retail consumer is not in direct contact with the manufacturer and the product and declaration thereon are the only connection between the manufacturer and the ultimate consumer. Therefore, declarations regarding the product are required to be placed directly on the product.
  15. 15. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com ON AMENDMENTS: THE VITAL LINK BETWEEN MANUFACTURER AND CONSUMER – The packages for industrial or institutional consumers do not require declarations as the products are sold directly by the manufacturer and the consumer has a direct link or connection with the manufacturer. Such an industrial or institutional consumer, is making an informed choice and the details of the manufacturer and the product are known to the consumer. Therefore, the requirement to make compliances under Chapter II does not arise for packages directly sold to institutional and industrial consumers. – Much to the relief of manufacturers catering solely to institutional and industrial consumers, on June 6, 2013, an amendment was made to the Packaged Commodity Rules by which the exclusion of ‘industrial and institutional consumers’ from the meaning of ‘ultimate consumers’ in the definition of “retail package” was removed. – Thereby, any package intended for industrial or institutional sale may be considered retail package. The effect of the above-mentioned amendment is such that any product purchased by an industrial or institutional consumer from an entity other than the manufacturer itself will come under the purview of retail package. Simply put, the provisions of Chapter II shall be applicable to all such industrial or institutional consumers who buy the product from an entity other than the manufacturer. •  
  16. 16. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com FAQ – What are W & M laws? What is the necessity of imposing these laws? It ensures uniform enforcement of Standards and connected matters in W&Ms throughout the country. – Is there any licence to manufacture, sale or repair Weights & Measures? Yes, the Department issues licence to the manufacturer, dealer and repairer of Weights & Measures and for dealing in weights & measuring instruments, the licence is a must. – How can consumer ensure that any Weights & Measures is standard or not? Every W&M used by the dealer is stamped by the W&M Department after due verification, with a special seal indicating the identification of Inspector and quarter in which it is verified. The validity of such stamped weights is two years whereas in the case of Counter/Beam/Electronic Balances/Platform scale it is one year. Dispensing unit, weigh bridge verification certificate is issued to the user which is required to be displayed at conspicuous place by the trader/user. – Who is the competent authority to grant licence? Controller, W&M is the competent authority to grant the licence. For the convenience of the public W&M Department has been divided into Nine Districts. The applicant can submit his application for grant of licence to the Zonal Officer of the concerned district.
  17. 17. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com CONTD. – Who is packer ? Any person or a firm, which pre-packs any commodity whether in any bottle, tin, wrapper or otherwise in units suitable for sale, is a Packer. Packers need to register themselves with this Department. – What is pre-packed Commodity? Pre-packed Commodity means a Commodity, which without the purchaser being present, is placed in a package of whatever nature whether sealed or opened, so that the commodity contained there in has a pre-determined value and includes those commodities which could be taken out of the package for testing or examining or inspecting the commodity. – Can a dealer charge legally more than the maximum retail price mentioned on the package? No, overcharging is an offence for which the trader can be prosecuted. – What is calibration? Verification and stamping of the capacity of the Vehicle Tank or its compartment or any equipment is called Calibration.
  18. 18. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com – What is the validity period of any Weight or Measure? • Name of the Weights Validity Period • Cast Iron Weights Two Years • Bullion Weights Two Years • Counter Machine Two Year • Beam Scale Two Year • Electronic Scale One Year • Platform Machine One year • Steel Meter One year • Volume measures Two year • Peg measures One year • For the facility to the public the Government have created four Quarters (A) Jan. to March (B) April to June (C) July to September (D) October to December. For example:- Any Weight or Measure got verified in January it can be re-verified up to next due (A) Quarter i.e, within January to March without any penalty. CONTD.
  19. 19. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com CONTD. – Who is the competent Authority for grant of Licence to Packer/Manufacturer/ Dealer/Repairer in W & M and Certificate of Registration as packer / manufacturer / importer of packaged commodities? The Controller, Weights & Measures is the competent Authority to grant Licence for Manufacturer/ Dealer/ Repairer in W & M. Registration as Packer/Manufacturer/Importer of packaged commodities is also done by the controller. – What are the precautions to be taken by a person while purchasing Pre-Packed Commodities from Whole seller/ Supplier/ Manufacturer/ Shopkeeper? Every person who either purchase or sells any Commodity in Pre-packed shape should ensure that it bears the following declarations:- • a. Name and complete address of the Manufacturer, Packer and / or importer of the packaged commodities. • b. Net contents in terms of weight, volume or number. • c. Date of manufacture/packing/import of the commodity (month and year). • d. Maximum Retail Price (inclusive of all taxes). • e. Generic name of the commodity. • f. Customer Care Number with name, address, Telephone No. of the person/office which can be contacted in case of consumer complaints. • g. Size, if applicable • THE Rules 6 to 17 of the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 govern the details.
  20. 20. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com FAQ – What are the requirements while purchasing the IMPORTED Items? The followings are the compulsory declaration required on a packet which have been imported and available for sale: • a. Name and complete address of the Manufacturer, Packer and / or importer of the packaged commodities. • b. Net contents in terms of weight, volume or number. • c. Date of manufacture/packing/import of the commodity (month and year). • d. Maximum Retail Price (inclusive of all taxes). • e. Generic name of the commodity. • f. Customer Care Number with name, address, Telephone No. of the person/office which can be contacted in case of consumer complaints. • g. Size, if applicable – What are the items on which the Packaged Commodities Rules, 2011 are not applicable? The following are the items on which the PCR, 2011 are not applicable:- • The net weight or measure of the commodity is ten gram or ten milliliter or less, if sold by weight or measure • Any package containing fast foor items packed by restaurant or hotal and the like. • it contains scheduled formulations and non scheduled formulations covered under the Drugs (Price Control) Order, 1955 ,made under section 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (10 of 1955) • Agricultural form produces in packages of above 50 Kg.
  21. 21. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com CONTD. – Can a person sell or use unstamped weights or measures? No, Weights or Measure shall be sold or offered, exposed or possessed for sale or used or kept for use in any transaction or for industrial production or protection unless it has been verified & stamped by inspector of W & M Department. – Is the licence issued under Weight & Measure Act transferable? No, A licence issued or renewal under this Act is not saleable or otherwise transferable. – Is it necessary to display the certificate of verification? It is necessary to display every certificate of verification granted under the Act at a conspicuous place in premises where such weights or measure is being, or is intended or likely to be, used in any transaction or for industrial production or for protection. – Is the licence issued under Weight & Measure Act transferable? No, A licence issued or renewal under this Act is not saleable or otherwise transferable. – Is it necessary to display the certificate of verification? It is necessary to display every certificate of verification granted under the Act at a conspicuous place in premises where such weights or measure is being, or is intended or likely to be, used in any transaction or for industrial production or for protection.
  22. 22. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com CONTD. – What is the penalty, if a person fails to get the weights or measure, verified or re verified in due time? Whoever, being required to present any weight or measure for verification or re verification, omits or fails without any reasonable cause to do so, shall be punished with fine which may extends to five hundred rupees and such weight or measure can be seized on inspection. – Is the licence for manufacturers/repairers/dealers of any weights & measures compulsory under the Delhi Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2011? If so, what are the fees for the licences & requirements of the Department? Yes, the form and guidelines are set out in Schedule IIA and necessary fee has been specified in Schedule IV which is available on the website of the department – How much shortage is allowed in domestic LPG cylinder? As per the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 a shortage of upto 150 gm is allowed in the domestic LPG cylinders with net contents of 14.2 kg.
  23. 23. CHENNAI 3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com THANK YOU !

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