Rs 25,000 fine imposed on Punjab-based company

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Apr 17: Legal Metrology Department officials today slapped a fine of Rs. 25,000 on SSK Engineering, Kapurthala-Punjab following the complaints that the company is supplying electrical goods without adherence to mandatory declarations.
In a statement, a spokesman of the department said that the action was taken following public complaints that electric goods procured from outside the state do not comply with the rules governing the packaged commodities. He said a team of officials raided the premises of a leading distributor of electric goods here.
“During the inspection it was found that the distributor offered some switch sockets of SSK brand without adequate label. The Maximum Retail Price (MRP) printed on the label was altered by a sticker and font size of other mandatory declarations was found illegible. Investigation of records proved that the declarations were tampered by the company,” said the spokesman
He said a notice was served to the company through the distributor as well as e-mail. He said the Managing Director of the company confessed the guilt and assured the department that fresh supplies of electric goods will comply with the law.
“Under Packaged Commodities Rules, the revised price of any pre-packed commodity is to be published through newspapers and not by pasting any sticker on the label to hide the first printed MRP. Due to the tampering done by the company itself a fine of Rs. 25,000 was imposed on the company,” said the spokesman.


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