LMD Samba launches market checking drive, realises Rs 24,000 penalty

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SAMBA: A team of officers from Legal Metrology Department (LMD) headed by Assistant Controller LMD Ajay Kumar Verma and Inspector LMD Mohsin Khateeb conducted extensive checking of various business establishments at Bari Brahmana, Vijaypur Swankha Morh, Raya Morh and adjoining areas.
According to an official handout issued on Wednesday, more than 20 traders of different business establishments including provisional stores, karyana shops, sweet shops, welding works, general stores, bakery units, dhabas and restaurant were inspected for their compliance with regards to various provisions of J&K Standard of Weights and Measures Enforcement Act 2011 (Amended) and Legal Metrology Packages Commodities Rules 2011.
During the inspection, four traders were booked for violation of various provisions of J&K Weights & Measures Enforcement Act 2011 (amended), Legal Metrology Packages Commodities Rules 2011, and other prevailing legal metrology laws and rules on the packages of rice, floor and mineral water, the handout read.
Notices were issued to the traders for attending the office of the Assistant Controller Legal Metrology Samba for further legal proceedings. Besides, fine of Rs 24,000 was imposed on the assurance of the traders not to repeat the same discrepancies in future.
The department has directed all the traders to use only those weights and measures and weighing and measuring instruments for business transactions which have been duly verified and authenticated by the Legal Metrology Department and ensure that Maximum Retail Price (MRP), Date of Packing (PKD), Net Contents and complete address of the Manufacturer/Packer and Consumercare Number have been declared on the commodities to be sold in package form as per PCR, the handout added.

 

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