LMD Kathua books erring traders imposes Rs 15100 penalty
KATHUA, SEPTEMBER 17- Acting swiftly on consumer complaints with regard to use of non Standard Weights & Measures in the rural areas in Tehsil Nagri of District Kathua, a team of the legal Metrology Department Kathua headed by the Assistant Controller Legal Metrology Kathua and Inspectors Legal Metrology Kathua, conducted intensive checking of various Business Establishments.
During inspection 40 traders were inspected. A total of 9 traders were booked for violation of various provisions of J&K Weights and Measures Enforcement Act 1997 and Package Commodities Rules during the current week.
8 Challans of the booked traders were compounded and a penalty of Rs 15100 was imposed on the erring traders for violation of various provisions of J&K weights and Measures Act Enforcement (Amendment) Act 2011 and Package Commodities Rules during the current week
During checking the department also booked one Gas Agency for violation of various provisions of J&K weights and Measures Enforcement (Amendment) Act 2011.
The Department directed all the traders to use only verified Weights and Measures for Business transactions and display MRP, PKD, Net Contents and complete address and Customer care Number on the Commodities to be sold in package Form.
The Department has also warned the unscrupulous traders to desist from using unfair trade practices to cheat the innocent Consumers and also appealed to the Consumers to remain vigilant while purchasing the Commodities.