SAMBA: During an extensive checking of various business establishments at Vijaypur, Ramgarh, Bari Brahmna Lala Chack, Border Road Samba and adjoining areas, a team of Legal Metrology Department (LMD) samba on Saturday charged Rs 29100 fine from erring traders, an official press note read. According to the press note, more than 100 traders of different business establishments like provisional stores, karyana shops, LPG gas agencies, atta chakki, fertilizers stores, general stores, bakery units, poultry sellers, welding work, hardware stores, sweet shops, rice mills, industrial units were inspected for their compliance with regard to various provisions of J&K Standard of Weights and Measures Enforcement Act 2011(Amended) and packages Commodities Rules.
The team also conducted surprise inspection at C&F store of Indian Tobacco Company Baribrahmna godown with regard to MRP and other provisions of Legal Metrology Packages Commodities Rules after implementation of GST. Invoices of various products of Indian Tobacco Company were also checked by the team. In all 16 challans of traders were booked for violations of various provisions of J&K Weights & Measures Enforcement Act 2011 (Amended), Packages Commodities Rules 2011 and other prevailing Legal Metrology laws and rules.
On the request of the traders who assured the team of repeating the same discrepancies as per the acts and rules in future, all the booked challans were compounded by imposing the penalty of Rs 29100 on the these traders The team was headed by Ajay Kumar Verma, Assistant Controller Legal Metrology Samba and Inspector Mohsin Khateeb.