SRINAGAR: The field executives of the Legal Metrology department has conducted 2605 market inspections, booked 205 erring traders and penalized for violating Legal Metrology Laws during the month of October, 2020.
During the inspections, a sum of Rs. 65,200 was recovered from the erring traders including grocery-shops, vegetable-sellers, mutton-sellers, poultry-sellers etc. And in addition to this, 37 cooking-gas distributors/home-delivery boys were also booked and penalized.
The department has informed the general public that the Oil Marketing Companies (OMC) have fixed a retail sale price of refill cooking gas cylinders for the month of November 2020 for districts Srinagar/Budgam/Anantnag/Kulgam/Bandipora/Pulwama/Shopian/Ganderbal as Rs. 710/- including subsidy amount. The rates fixed for Baramulla and places like Dooru and Pahalgam as Rs. 718.50/- whereas for District Kupwara the rate fixed is Rs. 727.
The consumers are informed to lodge the genuine complaints with the department on the toll-free Number: 1800-180-7114 during office hours.