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.

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Assistant Controller Legal Metrology Kathua Ajay Kumar Verma and Inspector Legal Metrology Kathua Vicky Sharma were leading the inspection team.

During inspection more than 100 traders dealing in different trades were inspected for their Compliance with regards to various provisions of J&K Standard of weights and Measures Enforcement Act 2011(Amended) and   packages Commodities rules.

Around 24 erring traders including a gas agency and four Ration Dealers, Karayana shops, Provsional stores and other traders using Weights and Measures were booked. A penalty of Rs 25000 was imposed on   22 erring traders for violation of various provisions of J&K Standard of weights and Measures Enforcement Act 2011(Amended) and packages Commodities rules.   Notices were issued to two traders to attend the office of the Assistant Controller Legal Metrology Kathua to follow their cases legally.

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