LMD Kathua charges Rs 25000 penalty from erring traders

KATHUA, JULY 16:- A team of Legal Metrology Department Kathua conducted series of market inspections in Bani area and charged Rs 25000 penalty from erring traders.

The team, during three day tour, conducted market inspections in Kheri, Hat Maska, Karroh, Sarthali, Bani, Lowang, Sarthal and adjoining areas and conducted intensive checking of various business Establishment including  Gas Agencies, Ration Dealer,   Meat, Chicken, vegetable, fruit , bakery , Sweets Shops, Provisional stores , Utensil shops, Steel Traders.

To provide services at the doorsteps of the traders dealing with different trades, the Department also installed verification Camp at Sarthal , Bani and  Kheri for the  verification and authentication of weighing and Measuring instruments being used by the traders.

Revenue amounting to Rs 9500 was realized on account of verification and stamping of these instruments.

Besides informing the traders about various precautions to be taken while receiving various items from the wholesalers/ Manufacturers   and delivering these items to the Consumers, the department also informed the owner, Staff of the   Gas Agencies and consumers of LPG Cylinders at Bani about how to check the re-testing date of LPG Cylinder and other precautionary Measures to be taken while handling the LPG Cylinder.

To ensure due delivery of Ration to the Consumers,    ration dealers using old traditional Weighing and Measuring instruments,   were also directed  to use  Computerized  Electronic Weighing Machines while issuing Ration to the Consumers.

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