KATHUA: A team of the Legal Metrology Department here Thursday fined Rs 17900 from 14 traders here for violating J&K Weights and Measures Enforcement Act 1997 and Package Commodities Rules an official spokesperson said.
Under the supervision of the Assistant Controller Legal Metrology Ajay Verma and comprising of the Inspector Legal Metrology Kathua Vicky Sharma and Inspector Legal Metrology Dayalachack Devi Lakhanpuria conducted surprise checking of various business establishments especially karayna shops, atta chacki, Ration Dealers, Provisional Stores, Wine Shops , Scrap dealer, Hardware shops and Vegetable/Fruit Sellers at Main Bazar Kathua, Kalibari Hatli Morh, Chappaki Morh, Dinga Amb, Mangloor, Chann Arrorian, Dayalachack Ramkot and adjoining Areas.
During Inspection 14 traders were booked for violation of various provisions of J&K Weights and Measures Enforcement Act 1997 and Package Commodities Rules and a penalty of Rs 17900 was imposed on the erring traders.
The traders were directed to use the verified weights and measures besides displaying MRP, PKD, Net Contents and complete address and Consumer Care Number on the commodities to be sold in packaged form. The Department also warned the unscrupulous traders to desist away from unfair trade practices to cheat the innocent Consumers and and also appealed to the Consumers to remain vigilant while purchasing the Commodities