Traders fined;asked to abide by W&M Act


Pulwama, Dec 9: A team of officials of Legal Metrology Unit Pulwama headed by Assistant Controller, Kewal Krishan inspected different establishments including timber depots, provisional stores of Lassipora and Arihal area of the district.
 The team slapped fine of Rs 9700 on the traders found violating Standard of Weight and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1997, an official statement said.
 During the drive, Inspector Legal Metrology, Pulwama, Muhammad Yasin Shah booked 10 traders and shopkeepers under various sections of the Act and the Assistant Controller compounded five cases on spot and realized Rs. 9700 fine.  In one such instance, a timber trader along with Manager of a timber depot was fined Rs 7000 for selling under sized-timber.
 Meanwhile, the Assistant Controller directed all the traders particularly timber traders to use correct and verified weight and measure instruments, deliver exact quantity of commodity for which consumer is paying and to sell packaged commodities with adequate leveling clearly displaying rate (MRP), weight (net content), date of manufacturing, expiry date and complete address of the manufacturer and packer along with the consumer help line number.
 Defaulters were warned that strict actions under Jammu and Kashmir Consumer Protection Act, 1987 and Standards of Weight and Measures Enforcement Act, 1997 shall be initiated in a competent court of law against them in case of any future indulgence in such anti-consumer practices.  

Lastupdate on : Sun, 9 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 9 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 10 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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