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Legal Metrology

Legal Metrology

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.

Functions

Main functions of the organization of Legal Metrology are:

  • Grant & Renewal of licences of Manufacturers, Repairers and Dealers of Weights & Measures
  • To standardize all types of weights & measures and weighing and measuring instruments through annual verification after receiving prescribed fee.
  • It also enforces the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, there by ensuring that all packaged Commodities and containers carry a declarations indicating the commodities packaged therein regarding net weight, volume, length, maximum retail price and the date of manufacturing/packaging etc.
  • All user of any kind of weight, measures and measuring instruments are required to get them verified annually. All manufacturers, repairers and dealers of weight and measures are issued licenses by the Organization, which are required to be renewed annually.
  • To conduct regular inspections to ensure that no contravention of the law takes place. For this it has to carryout regular surprise raids at the manufacturer and retail outlets.

For acheiving these objectives, the Branch works under the tenets of :-

  • The Legal Metrology Act, 2009
  • The Legal Metrology Rules, 2013
  • The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011

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Legal Metrology Act 2009.pdf3.3 MB
The Punjab Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2013.pdf164.19 KB
The Punjab Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2013.pdf378.48 KB
Legal Metrology (General Rules), 2011 Part-1.pdf4.08 MB
Legal Metrology (General Rules), 2011 Part-2.pdf4.01 MB
Legal Metrology (General Rules), 2011 Amendment.pdf485.24 KB
Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011.pdf2.28 MB
Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Amendment Rules, 2011.pdf46.13 KB
Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Amendment Rules, 2013.pdf137.05 KB
PUNJAB LEGAL METROLOGY MANUAL 2018.pdf1.02 MB
PCR amendment GSR 318E dated 13-04-2011.pdf497.72 KB
PCR amendment GSR 205E dated 07-03-2011.pdf2.28 MB
PCR amendment GSR 734E dated 30-09-2011.pdf388.65 KB
PCR amendment GSR 784E dated 24-10-2011.pdf2.23 MB
PCR amendment GSR 832E dated 23-11-2011.pdf388.87 KB
PCR amendment GSR 426E dated 05-06-2012.pdf1.71 MB
PCR amendment GSR 359E dated 06-06-2013.pdf633.16 KB
PCR amendment GSR 137E dated 16-06-2014.pdf373.5 KB
PCR amendment GSR 870E dated 04-12-2014 .pdf248.83 KB
PCR amendment GSR 385E dated 14-05-2015.pdf739.69 KB
PCR guidelines dated 29-04-2011.pdf610.35 KB
PCR guidelines dated 30-09-2011.pdf437.04 KB
Legal Metrology (General Rules), 2011 - Amendment 2016.pdf2.14 MB
Legal Metrology (Approval of Models) Rules, 2011.pdf1016.76 KB
Legal Metrology (Govet Approved Test Centers) Rules, 2013.pdf286.96 KB
Legal Metrology (Govet Approved Test Centers) Amendment Rules, 2016.pdf88.38 KB
Legal Metrology (Numeration) Rules, 2011.pdf179.09 KB
Legal Metrology (Numeration) Amendment Rules, 2011.pdf46.38 KB
The Legal Metrology (National Standards) Rules, 2011.pdf2.22 MB
APPLICATION FORM FOR REGISTRATION OF PACKERS.pdf50.02 KB
List of Registered Manufacturers , Packers, Importers & Exporters under Packaged Commodities Rules 2011.pdf133.61 KB
PUNJAB LEGAL METROLOGY MANUAL 2018 - Chapter II LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS.pdf190.04 KB
PUNJAB LEGAL METROLOGY MANUAL 2018 - Chapter III VERIFICATION AND STAMPING PROCEDURE.pdf71.78 KB
PUNJAB LEGAL METROLOGY MANUAL 2018 - Chapter V INSPECTIONSE.pdf71.4 KB
PUNJAB LEGAL METROLOGY MANUAL 2018 - Chapter V INSPECTIONSE.pdf71.4 KB
PUNJAB LEGAL METROLOGY MANUAL 2018 - Chapter VI PROSECUTION AND COMPOUNDING OF OFFENCES.pdf120.47 KB
PUNJAB LEGAL METROLOGY MANUAL 2018 - Chapter VIII ANNEXURES AND SCHEDULES.pdf103.41 KB
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