Rs 11200 fine charged from violators
The fine was charged from the traders found indulging in unfair trade practices of less weighment, overcharging on fixed rates, unhygienic conditions, non-producing of licenses, non-display of rate lists approved by Competent Authority and smoking in public places.
The team constituted by Deputy Commissioner Jammu led by SDM North Mohammad Khan Alyas and Deputy Controller Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Manoj Prabhakar comprises of officers of Legal Metrology, Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Food and Drug Controller Organization, PHE, PDD and Police Department
The team, after sending dummy customers observed that some traders were giving less quantity of commodities to customers. The Legal Metrology booked all such erring traders and charged a fine of Rs.7700. Similarly the officers from FCS&CA also imposed a fine of Rs.3500 on erring traders.
The team also checked dhabhas, sweet shops, tea stalls etc. and destroyed cooked food items which was not fit for consumption. The team also imposed a fine on one person for smoking in the public place.
Meanwhile, the officers asked traders, not to indulge in unfair trade practice and deliver exact quantity of commodity to consumers for which they are paying from their hard earned pocket while maintaining the quality and hygiene. They were also directed to display prominently and conspicuously the rate of every item kept for sale and not to charge any amount over and above the rates of these items. The team of officers also appealed to the general public to remain vigilant and file complaints to the concerned departments in case of observing any type of unfair trade practice.