SRINAGAR: During the market inspections of the city Srinagar, the field executives of Legal Metrology department under the supervision of Deputy Controller Kashmir booked a number of erring traders for violating Packaged Commodities laws.
Among the erring traders are three Gujarat based Tile Factories namely Kajaria Ceramics Ltd, Slogan Ceramic, Landmark Tiles Pvt. Ltd. These three firms have supplied the wall-tiles, floor-tiles etc to the distributors of the Valley which are without the mandatory declarations of MRP, thickness, e-mail address, customer care number.
Under Consumer Protection Act, 1987, it is the right of the consumer to know about the price, quantity, quality, durability of the product so that he may make a rational choice while purchasing the goods/product. In absence of price, size and thickness of tiles, the consumer interests are exploited. The Legal notices were served to the management of the firms. One firm namely Kajaria Ceramics Ltd confessed the shortcoming and a penal sum of Rs 25000/- was slapped on the management. The challans of pending two firms shall be instituted in the court of law if the application for compounding is not received.