Legal Metrology Act

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Legal Metrology Services In India

To ensure public guarantee from the point of view of security and accuracy of the weighments and measurements, Legal Metrology Act was introduced. The act provides standardization of units of weights and measures based on metric system.

Rules under Legal Metrology Act

Legal Metrology (General) Rules, 2011: The rules prescribe weighing and measuring instruments specifications which the Manufacturer has to conform with the specifications mentioned under the Rules.    

Legal Metrology Approval of Models Rules: Manufacturers/ Importers of Weighing and Measuring equipment, prescribed Under the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, are required to take approval under this Act before manufacturing/ import.

To ensure every weight and measure produced is similar and conform the characteristics and qualities as provided in the Act, an application for approval of the model has to be made to the Director.

Legal Metrology National Standards Rules 2011: The rules provide units of weight or measure to be based on metric system.

Registration under Legal Metrology Act

Every Manufacturer, Repairer or Dealer of weights and measures is required to obtain a license under the Legal Metrology Act which will be issued by the Controller of Legal Metrology.

The application has to be submitted to the district nodal official after which the Inspector shall inspect the premise of the applicant to verify the compliance with the Act.

Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules

The Rules is applicable for “Pre-packaged Commodity” which is defined as a commodity which without the purchaser being present is placed in a package of whatever nature, whether sealed or not, so that the product contained therein has a pre-determined quantity.

Every package shall bear a definite, plain and conspicuous declaration as mentioned in the Rules with the manner and appearance.

Every individual, firm, HUF, Society, Company or corporation who pre-packs or imports any commodity for sale, distribution or delivery shall make an application to the Director for the registration.

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