The department of legal metrology has control over the manufacturer, seller, and dealer, of weights and measures, weighing and measuring instruments. It is the power of the legal metrology department to issue the LMPC license to the manufacturer, packer, and importer of the commodity. Legal Metrology Department has control over the following:
A person who deals with the weights and measures, weighing and measuring instruments, have to apply with the department in the prescribed form. Department will issue the LMPC license to the dealer with the weights and measurements, weighing and measuring instruments under the act. (Read also: Functions of Legal Metrology Department)
An offender contravenes the provisions of the act and rules. The Legal metrology act makes the offender liable to pay the fine or face the legal consequences. Any person who does not comply with the provisions of the act and conducts fraud under the legal metrology act against the interests of the consumer will be an offender and charged under the Legal Metrology act.
The LMPC license of an offender can be seized at any time by the legal metrology department. Also, the legal metrology department has the power to impose a fine on such an offender, and a heavy fine if the offender is a habitual offender.
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Weights and Measures
The metric weight, measure, weighing and measuring instrument through the taxi, auto rickshaw meter, dispensing pumps, storage tanks, wake bridges, including petrol pumps, weaker tanks, etc. are covered under the Legal Metrology department.
The trader is one who is a user of weights and measures, weighing and measuring instruments who has registered or is interested in registering himself with the legal metrology department to trade in weights and measures in the Indian market.
A repairer is a person who does the duty of preparing the weights and measures, wings and measuring instruments. He has to apply to the department in the prescribed form to obtain a license from the department to carry on the repair of weights and measures weighing and measuring instruments.
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