CAPD, Legal Metrology fine traders
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Nov 4: While monitoring the sale of bakery in the City ahead of Eid Ul Azha the Legal Metrology officials have fined around half a dozen bakery shops allegedly for violating the norms.
“Around one dozen bakery shops were inspected and in one instance at Maharaja Bazar, a bakery shop had offered for sale the breads in packaged form without adequate labelling. The packages were without date of packing and MRP. The trader was booked by Inspector, Legal Metrology on spot,” the handout said.
“In an another instance at Nati Pora, a bakery shop was found using a domestic scale for the weighment, the usage of such scale for commercial purpose is illegal under the Weights and Measures laws. The shop owner was served the notice on-the-spot,” it added.
“At Aloochi Bagh a trader was found indulging in shortweighment and was fined Rs 3000 on the spot.”
During the inspection, the scales of vendors who offer for sale the sacrificial goats were checked for accuracy at many places.
The inspection was conducted under the supervision of Dy Controller(Enforcement) at markets including Maharaja Bazar, Nati Pora, Methan, Channa Pora, Rambagh and Aloochi Bagh.
Meanwhile, the Enforcement Squad of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department (CA&PD), Kashmir headed by Director CA&PD conducted inspection of various marketplaces of Srinagar including Ram Bagh, Natipora, Chanapora, Hari Singh High Street, Maharaj Bazar, Sanat Nagar, Barzulla, Naaz Crossing, Nowhatta, Nageen, Hazratbal, Nowshara, Soura, Zakoora, Shalimar, Nishat, Bran and Sonwar.
An official handout added that: “During market checking 185 business establishments were inspected and an amount of Rs. 23,000 was recovered as fine from 43 erring shopkeepers for violation of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.”
Besides, one vegetable shop has been sealed and 3 traders have been booked under Essential Commodities Act, it added.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 4 Nov 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 4 Nov 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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