75 cases among Legal Met’s enforcement
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Sep.1: The Legal Metrology and Consumer Protection department has eight working standard laboratory setups in eight districts. Each laboratory has working standard weights, capacity measures, meter bar and balances to verify commercial weights and measures and instruments.
The department performs annual verification and stamping of weights, measures, and all weighing and measuring instruments used by traders, hawkers, LPG agencies, petrol pumps, other govt. depts. and industrial establishments in Nagaland.
This was stated by the government publicity agency, the department of Information and Public Relations, in its report about the dept. for the year 2018.
The report stated that in 75 cases offenders were prosecuted for violation of the Legal Metrology Act and Rules. 3,743 length measures and 2,500 mechanical and electronic weighing and measuring instruments were verified and certified by the department too.
The dept. realised verification fees of INR 9, 71, 290 through verification and stamping of weighing and measuring instruments. It exacted compounding fees of INR 80, 000 and license fees of INR 10, 400 from issuing Packers’ License and Dealers’ Licenses to packers of packaged commodities and dealers of weights, measures, and weighing and measuring instruments.
Among others, 11 consumer cases were disposed off by the state commission and the district consumer forum.
The Legal Metrology and Consumer protection has a Nagaland State Consumer Helpline, and an alternative consumer disputes redress agency: Toll free number 1800-345-3701 and phone number 0370-2292232, which have normal call charges.