LMD penalises erring traders for violating laws

SRINAGAR: The Legal Metrology Department (LMD) has recovered a fine of Rs. 6.27 lacs from the erring traders during the month of September 2020
During this period the department conducted 3027 market inspections in the valley and 211 erring traders were booked for violation of Legal Metrology Laws.
The nature of offences detected were short-weighment, short-delivery, overcharging on MRP on packaged products, inadequate labeling norms and use of non-standard weight or measure etc.
As per trade wise break-up 21Bakery dealers, 10 Brick Kilns, 08 Drugs/Surgical devices sellers, 24 Kiryana sellers, 08 Petrol Pumps, 21 Package sellers, 18 Mutton/poultry and 103 Miscellaneous were challaned for different offences.
The department has also standardized 9565 weights and measures in the laboratories of the department for which a stamping fee of Rs. 5.47 lacs has been realized.

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