LMD Kathua books 18 traders, imposes Rs 18000 fine

A team of the legal Metrology department Kathua headed by the Assistant controller Legal Metrology Kathua Ajay Kumar Verma comprising of Inspector Legal Metrology Kathua and Dayalachack conducted intensive checking of various Business establishment.

17 traders were booked for violation of various provisions of J&K Weights and Measures Enforcement (amendment) Act 2011 and Package Commodities Rules and a   fine of Rs 18000 was imposed on them.

The  Department  has directed all the traders to use only those Weights and Measures and weighing and Measuring Instruments for Business transactions which have been verified and authenticated by the legal Metrology Department and ensure that  Maximum Retail Price( MRP), Date of Packing ( PKD), Net Contents and complete address of the Manufacturer/ Packer  and Consumer care  Number have been declared  on the  Commodities to be sold in package form as per PCR.

The Department has also warned the unscrupulous traders to desist away from using unfair trade and anti consumers Practices to cheat the innocent Consumers and also appealed to the Consumers to remain vigilant while purchasing the Commodities.

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