LMD imposes Rs 40000 fine on packing unit for violating rules

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SAMBA: A team of officers from Legal Metrology Department under the supervision of Assistant Controller, Rajesh Heera, on Wednesday conducted a surprise raid on various industrial packing units in Samba in which one of them was found violating Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities Rules 2011.
The unit was packing the material without mandatory declarations such as name of commodity, net content in standard units, month/year of packing, customer helpline etc. on them which is a sheer violation of Legal Metrology Packaged Commodity rules, 2011 and is a serious lapse on part of the management of the packing unit.
The erring packing unit was booked and Assistant Controller, Rajesh Heera after assurances from the defaulting trader of not repeating any kind of offence under law, compounded the case and slapped a fine of Rs20000. In other two cases, a fine to the tune of Rs. 10000 each was also realized from the violators of other provisions of legal Metrology Laws.

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