Legal Metrology Department has fined Haryana based tile company Somany Ceramic Ltd Rs 50,000 for violating the labeling norms of maximum price and manufacturing date details, an illegal act under Legal Metrology Law.
The action was taken against a consumer complaint that the company is supplying tiles in the valley in violation of labeling norms.
"The label on the tile packages carry the price with a rubber stamp whereas the MRP inclusive of all taxes must be in the printed form. Moreover, the month and year of manufacture was not printed on the packages which is mandatory under Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011," a statement issued by the LMD said.
"As a case was registered and a notice was served to the company, Somany confessed the lapse and pleaded for compounding the offence departmentally instead of referring it to court of law."
The deputy controller slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on the company for violating the labeling norms and the company deposited the amount through bank draft, the state reads.
Under the Legal Metrology Law, every pre-packaged commodity covered under rules must carry on the label prominently MRP/PKD/NetQuantity/consumer -care details/dimensions (size) etc so that the consumer should make rational choice while buying any goods.