LMD imposes Rs 30300 fine on defaulters

Excelsior Correspondent

SAMBA, Jan 14: A team of Legal Metrology Department comprising Assistant Controller Ajay Verma and Inspector Narinder Makhnotra conducted inspection of various business establishments at Diani, Samba, Vijaypur, Bari Brahmana and adjoining areas and booked the defaulters.
The team inspected various business establishments including petrol pumps, general store, sweet shops, Karyana shops and provisional stores for their compliance with regard to different provisions of J&K Standard of Weights and Measures Enforcement Act 2011(Amended) and Packages Commodities Rules. A penalty of Rs 30300 was imposed on the erring traders for violation of the prescribed norms.
The department booked a Mumbai based company  at Bari Brahmana for selling the  aluminum foil  without mandatory declaration as required under Packages Commodities  Rules and declaring misleading information on the packages. After going through the correspondence with the company representative and on the assurance of the company that it won’t repeat the same fault in future, the case was compounded by imposing the penalty of Rs 20,000.