What is known as Weights and Measures in common parlance, this wing is entrusted with the work of checking and inspection of weights and measures in all the commercial establishments across Punjab.
The main objectives of the Legal Metrology Organization is to safe guard the interest of the consumers by ensuring that goods sold and bought are correct in quantity and volume as claimed. The Weights and Measures department is on the concurrent list of the Constitution of India. The Department of Legal Metrology at all India Level is headed by the Director, Legal Metrology, whose office is located at the Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi. The Organization enforces the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, standards of Weight and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985, to maintain accuracy in weighing and measuring instruments in the country and to regulate intra/interstate and international trade.
One Working Standard Laboratory of Weights & Measures is attached with Inspector Legal Metrology and One Secondary Standard Laboratory of Weights & Measures is attached with Assistant Controller Legal Metrology at Divisional Level.
The Organization is currently dealing with approximately 2 lac business establishments in the State. The Legal Metrology Organization registers dealers, repairers and manufactures and renews their licenses every calendar year. Presently 619 licenses of dealers/repairers/manufacturers are registered with the department.
Main functions of the organization of Legal Metrology are:
For acheiving these objectives, the Branch works under the tenets of :-
|Legal Metrology Act 2009.pdf||3.3 MB|
|The Punjab Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2013.pdf||164.19 KB|
|The Punjab Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2013.pdf||378.48 KB|
|Legal Metrology (General Rules), 2011 Part-1.pdf||4.08 MB|
|Legal Metrology (General Rules), 2011 Part-2.pdf||4.01 MB|
|Legal Metrology (General Rules), 2011 Amendment.pdf||485.24 KB|
|Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011.pdf||2.28 MB|
|Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Amendment Rules, 2011.pdf||46.13 KB|
|Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Amendment Rules, 2013.pdf||137.05 KB|