The Legal Metrology Act, 2009 (Act 1 of 2010) cancelations and replaces the Standard of Weights and Measures Act, 1976 and the Standards of weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985. The central government has appointed the date 01.04.2011 from which the procurements of the Act will come into power.
Then again, a state can enforce the procurements of the Act and Rules made thereunder after framing its own Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules for the state and on notice of the date from which it will come into power.
Legal Metrology Act, 2009 (Act 1 of 2010) Provisions :
- Just Standard Weights, Measures and Numerals
must be utilized
Weights and measures which are standard and appropriately confirmed ought to be utilized. Additionally, non-standard units must not be utilized as a part of any commercials, charges, vouchers, any packages or quotations.
- Import of Weights and Measures to take after regulations
All fabricates, merchants, merchants and repairers of weights and measures must get permit from the Controller of Legal Metrology of the State.
- Procurements related with utilization of Weights and Measures
It is a punishable offense to offer, convey or utilize any un-checked weight or measure. Such weights and measures might may also be relinquished.
- Procurements related to Pre-packaged Commodities
All pre-packaged commodities must bear statutory assertions on them in the prescribed manner. Manufacturers and packers also require enrollment.
- Procurements identified with intensifying of offenses
A few offenses, not repeated within 3 years may be intensified by paying a charge as recommended under the State Enforcement Rules. This may be done before or amid any indictment.
- Offenses made by an organization
An organization may name a Director who will be in charge of consistence of all guidelines and regulations. On the off chance that no selection is made, every one of the Directors will be charged for an offense.
- Procurements for Appeal
Each choice or request of an officer of Legal Metrology will be appealable to the following higher power inside of 60 days of passing the request or choice.
Moreover,the Central or the State Government may call for records from its officer for examination and passing fitting requests, when it is considered that an injustice has been done.