40 cases booked under Legal Metrology Act during 2019-20
Kohima, Feb. 25 (EMN): A total of 40 cases have been booked and prosecuted against defaulters under the Legal Metrology Act and Rules by enforcement officers during the financial year 2020-21.
This was stated in an annual administrative report of the department of Legal Metrology and Consumer Protection (LM&CP) 2020-21 laid during the recently concluded 7th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA).
It stated that 3384 numbers of cast iron, brass and other weights, 192 numbers of capacity measures, 89 numbers of length measures, and 2213 numbers of mechanical and electronic weighing and measuring instruments have been verified and certified by the department.
The department also realised annual verification fees of INR 9,23,500 through verification and stamping of weighing and measuring instruments, while it also realised impounding fees of INR 76,000 from the defaulters and license fees of INR 3300. The impounded amount has been deposited in the account of the state exchequer, the report stated.
The Nagaland State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (State Commission) also filed 12 consumer cases and disposed of seven cases while five cases were stated to be ‘still pending’.
Meanwhile, it informed that 11 new consumer cases were filed in the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (District Forum). It stated that a total of 14 consumer cases were disposed and 55 backlog cases are still pending.
Further, it furnished that the Nagaland State Consumer Helpline Office had received 42 calls during 2019-2020.