KATHUA, AUGUST 20 – A team of the Legal Metrology Department Kathua conducted intensive checking of various Business Establishments in Tehsil Kathua, Hiranagar, Billawar and adjoining areas of the district.
During inspection 110 traders were inspected and a total of 20 traders were booked for violation of various provisions of J&K Weights and Measures Enforcement (Amendment) Act 2011 and Package Commodities. 18 Challans of the booked traders were compounded and a penalty of Rs 17600 was imposed on the erring traders during the current month.
The Department directed all the traders to use only verified Weights and Measures for Business transactions and display MRP, PKD, Net Contents, complete address of the Manufacturers/Packers and Customer care Number on the Commodities to be sold in package Form.
The Department has also warned the unscrupulous traders to desist away from using unfair trade practices to cheat the innocent Consumers and also appealed to the Consumers to remain vigilant while purchasing the Commodities.