Delegation of Power Under Legal Metrology
- The central government may with the consent of the state government and subject to the conditions, limitations and restrictions as may specified in the behalf delegate the power of director under the act as it may think fit to the controller of Legal Metrology in a state.
- However, such controller may if he is of opinion that it is necessary or expedient in the public interest to do delegation of the power delegated to him as he may think fit to any legal metrology officer and where any such delegation of power is made by such controller.
- The person to whom such power is delegated shall exercise those powers in the same manner and with the same effect as if they had been conferred on him directly by the Legal Metrology act and not by the way of delegation.
- Where any delegation of power is made under subsection 7 of the act, the power so delegated shall be exercised under the General Superintendence, direction and guidelines of the director.
Penalty for Quoting or Publishing Non-standard Units
Penalty for quoting or publishing etc. for standard units whoever violates the rules and regulations of the act shall be punished with fine which may extend to ₹10,000 and in case of secondary subsequent offense with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or both.
Penalty for Non-Registration by importer of Weights & Measures
- Whoever imports any weights or measures without being registered under the legal metrology act shall be punished with a fine which may extend to rupees 25,000,
- For the second or subsequent offense shall be punishable with the imprisonment for a term which we extend to six months, or with fine, or both. (Read also: Appointment of Officers Under Legal Metrology)
Penalty for making transaction or contract in contravention of prescribed standards
Any person who so ever makes any transaction, contract, or deal in contravention of the standard of weights and measures specified under section 10 of the legal metrology act shall be punished
- With fine which may extend to rupees 10,000/- and
- For the second or subsequent offense with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or
- With both.
Penalty for Failure to Get Model Approval
Any person who fails or commits to submit a model of any weights or measures for approval shall be punished with a fine which may extend to ₹20,000 and for the second or subsequent offense with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with both.
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