• Feb
  • 16
  • 2011

Leagal Metrology ( Packaged Commodity) Act,2011

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letter-spacing:-.05pt”>GSR………. In 
exercise  of  the 
powers  conferred  b y 
sub-section  (1)  read 
with  clause  (j) page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
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letter-spacing:-.05pt”>and (q) o f sub-section (2)  of section 52 of the Legal Metrology Act
2009, (1 of 2010), the

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Central Government hereby mak es the following rules,
namely:-

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>1. Short title, and Commencement.-

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(1)These 
rules  may  b e 
called  The  Legal 
Metrology  (Packaged  Commodities)  Rules, page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
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letter-spacing:-.05pt”>2011. page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
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letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(2) They shall come into force on the 1st day of
March, 2011.

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>2. Definitions:- page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
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letter-spacing:-.05pt”>In these rules, unless the  context otherwise requires-

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(a) “Act” means the Legal Metrology Act 2009, (1 of
2010);

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(b) 
“dealer”  in  relation 
to  an y  commodity 
in  packaged  form, 
means  a  person 
who,  or  a page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
402.55pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>firm or  a
Hindu  undivided family which,  carries on 
directly  or otherwise,  the 
business  of

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>buying, 
selling,  supplying  or 
distributing  any  such 
commodity  whether  for 
cash  or  for page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
438.45pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>deferred 
payment  or  for 
commission,  remuneration  or 
other  valuable  consideration,  and page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
456.3pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>includes a 
commission agent who carries on such 
business  on behalf of any  principal, but

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>does  not  include 
a  manufacturer  who 
manufactures  any  commodity 
which  is  sold 
or

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>distributed 
in  a  packaged 
form  except  wh ere 
such  commodity  is 
sold  by  such page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
508.85pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>manufacturer to an y other person other than a dealer
;

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(c) “lot” means – page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
544.65pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(i)  in  the 
case  of  packages 
which  have  been 
stor ed,  the  total 
number  of  such 
packages

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>stored; and page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
579.25pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(ii) in the case 
of packages  which  are on 
or at  the  end 
of the  packing line,  the maximum page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
597.1pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>hourly output of packages;’

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(d) “manufacturer” in relation to  any commodity in packaged  form, means a person who,

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>or  a  firm 
or  a  Hindu 
undivided  family  which, 
produces,  makes  or 
manufactures  such

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>commodity 
and  includes a  person, firm or Hindu  undivided family  who  or which 
puts, or

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>causes  to  be 
put,  any  mark 
on  any  packaged 
commodity,  not  produced, 
made  or

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>manufactured 
by  him  or  
it,  and  the 
mark  claims  the 
commodity  in  the 
package  to  be page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
703.35pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>commodity 
produced,  made  or 
manufactured  by  such 
person,  firm  or 
Hindu  undivided

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>family, as the case may be;

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(e) 
“’Maximum  permissible  error”, 
in  relation  to 
the  quantity  contained 
in  an  individual page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
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letter-spacing:-.05pt”>package, 
means  an erro r  in 
deficiency  which, subject  to the provision of these rules, does

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>not exceed the limits specified in the First Schedule;

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(f) “net quantity”, in relation to commodity  contained in a package, means the quantity
by

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>weight, measure 
or  number  of 
such  commodity  contained in  that package, excluding the

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>packaging or wrapper; page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
844.15pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(g) 
“packer”  means  a 
person  who,  or 
a  firm  or 
a  Hindu  undivided 
family,  which  pre- page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
862.1pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>packs  an y  commodity, 
whether  in  any 
bottle,  tin,  wrapper 
or  otherwise, in  units 
suitable

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>for sale whether wholesale or retail;

 

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(h) “principal 
display  panel”,  in 
relation  to  a package, means the total surface
area  of the

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>package where the information  required 
under these rules are to  be
given in the following

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>manner, namely; page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
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letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(i) all the information could be gr ouped together and
given at one place; or

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(ii) the pr e-printed information  could 
be  grouped  together 
and  given in  one 
place  and  on page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
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letter-spacing:-.05pt”>line information group ed together in other place;

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(i) 
“quantity”  in  r elation 
to  commodity  contained 
in  a  package, 
means  the  quantity 
by

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>weight, measure o r number of such commodity contained
in that package;

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(j) 
“retail  dealer”  in 
relation  to  any 
commodity  in  packaged 
form  means  a 
dealer  who

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>directly  sells
such  packages to  the 
consumer  and includes, in
relation to such packages as page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
261.75pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>are sold directly to the consumer, a wholesale dealer
who makes su ch direct sale; page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
279.7pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(i)  “retail
package”  means the packages  which 
are intended for  retail sale  to 
the  ultimate

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>consumer 
for  the  purpose 
of  consumption  of 
the  commodity  contained 
therein  and

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>includes the imported packages :

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Provided  that
for  the  purposes 
of this clause,  the  expression 
‘ultimate consumer’  shall  not page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
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letter-spacing:-.05pt”>include industrial or institutional consumers;

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(k) 
“retail  sale”,  in 
relation  to  a 
commodity,  means  the 
sale,  distribution  or 
delivery  of

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>such 
commodity  throu gh  retail 
sales  shops  agencies 
or  other  instrumentalities  for page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
402.55pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>consumption by an individual or a group of individuals
or any other  consumer;

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(l) 
“retail  sale  price” 
means  the  maximum 
price  at  which 
the  commodity  in 
packaged

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>form  may  be 
sold  to  the 
consumer  and  the 
price  shall  be 
printed  on  the 
package  in  the page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
456.3pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>manner given below; page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
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letter-spacing:-.05pt”>’Maximum or 
Max. retail 
price……inclusive of all 
taxes  or in the form MRP
Rs………incl.,

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>of all taxes after taking into account   the f raction of less than fifty paisa to
be rounded off

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>to  the
preceding  rupees  and 
fraction  of above 50  paise and up  to 
95 paise  to  the 
rounded

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>off to fifty paise; page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
544.65pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(m) “section” means a section of the Act;

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(n) “Schedule” means a Schedule appended to these
rules;

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(o) 
“standard  package”  means 
a  package  containing 
the  specified  quantity 
of   a

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>commodity; page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
615.05pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(p) 
“wholesale  dealer”  in 
relation  to  any 
commodity  in  packaged 
form  means  a 
dealer

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>who does  not  directly sell  such 
commodity  to  any 
consumer but  distributes
or  sells  such page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
649.65pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>commodity through one or more intermediaries;

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(q) 
“wholesale  package”  means 
a  package  containing- 
(i)    a  number 
of  retail  packages, page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
685.45pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>where  such  first 
mentioned  package  is 
intended  for  sale, 
distribution  or  delivery 
to  an

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>intermediary and is not intended for sale direct to a
single  consumer; or

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(ii)  a  commodity 
sold  to  an 
intermediar y  in  bulk 
to  enable  such 
intermediary  to  sell, page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
737.9pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>distribute 
or  deliver  such 
commodity  to  the 
consumer  in  smaller 
quantities;  (iii)  ten 
or

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>more  than  ten 
retail  packages  provided 
that  the  retail 
packages  are  labeled 
as  required

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>under the rules. page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
791.7pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(r)  words  and 
expression  used  herein 
and  not  defined 
but  defined  in 
the  Act,  shall 
have

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>the meanings respectively  assigned to them in the Act.

 

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letter-spacing:-.05pt”>PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO PACKAGES INTENDED FOR RETAIL
SALE

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>3. Applicability of the Chapter-

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>The provisions of this Chapter shall not apply to,-

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(a) packages  of
commodities containing quantity o f more 
than 25  kg or 25 litre
excluding

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>cement and fertilizer sold in bags up to 50 kg; and

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(b) pack aged commodities meant for industrial
consumers or institutional consumers. page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
225.9pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Explanation :- For the purpose of this rule,-

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>i) 
“institutional  consumer”  means 
the  institutional    consumer 
like  transportation,

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Airways, Railways, 
Hotels, Hospitals  or any other
service institutions who  buy   packaged page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
279.7pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>commodities directly from the manufacturer fo r use by
that institution.

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>ii) 
“industrial  Consumer”  means 
the  industrial  consumer 
who  buy  packaged page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
314.25pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>commodities directly from the manufacturer fo r use by
that industry.

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>4. Regulation for pre-packing and sale etc. of
commodities in packaged form. – page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
368.05pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>On  and  from 
the  commencement  of 
these  rules,  no 
person  shall  pre-pack 
or  cause  or page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
384.65pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>permit  to  be 
pre-packed  any  commodity 
for  sale,  distribution  or 
delivery  unless  the page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
402.55pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>package  in  which 
the  commodity  is 
pre-packed,  a  label 
is  securely  affixed 
and  such

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>declarations as are required to be made under these
rules.

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Explanation.- The existence  of 
packages without the declar ation of retail sale price within

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>the 
manufacturer’s  premises  shall 
not  be  construed 
as  a  violation 
of  these  rules 
and  it

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>shall  be  ensured 
that  all  packages 
leaving  the  premises 
of  manufacturer  for 
their

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>destination shall have declaration of retail sale
price on them as r equired in this rule. page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
526.7pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>5. Specif ic commodities to be packed and  sold in recommended standard packages. -

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>The commodities 
specified in  the  Second 
Schedule  shall be  packed 
for  sale,  distribution page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
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letter-spacing:-.05pt”>or delivery in such standard quantities as are
specified in that Schedule: page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
579.25pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Provided 
that  if  a 
commodity specified  in  the 
Second Schedule  is  packed 
in  a  size 
other

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>than  that  prescribed 
in  that  Schedule, 
a  declaration  that 
‘Not  a  standard 
pack  size  under page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
615.05pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>the  Legal  Metrology 
(packaged  Commodities)  Rules, 
2011  or  ‘non 
stand ard  size  under page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
632.95pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>the Legal Metrology (packaged Commodities) Rules,  2011′ sh all be made prominently on

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>the label of such package.

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>6.  
Declarations to be made on ev ery package. –

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(1)  (a)  the 
name  and  address 
of  the  manufacturer,  or 
where  the  manufacturer  is  not 
the

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>packer, 
the  name  and 
address  of  the 
manufacturer  and  p acker 
and  for  any 
imported

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>package the name and ad dress of the importer shall be
mentioned on ever y package. page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
737.9pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Explanation  I.
-  If 
any n ame and address  of a
company  is mentioned  on the 
label without

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>any  qualifyin
g  words  ‘manufactured  b y’ 
or   ‘packed  b y’, 
it  shall  be 
presumed  that  such page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
773.75pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>name  and  address 
shall  be  that 
of  the  manufacturer  and 
the  liability  shall 
be  determined

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>accordingly; page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
809.65pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Explanation II. - 
If the brand  name and
address  of the brand  owner appear on the label as

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>a marketer, then the brand owner shall be held  responsible for any violation of these  rules page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
844.15pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>and  action  as 
may  be  required 
shall  be  initiated against  the 
deemed  manufacturer  and 
in

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>the event 
of  more than one name and addr
ess  appearing in the label,
prosecution  shall  be 

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>launched 
against the manufacturer indicated on 
the label  in the first
place  and not against

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>all of them. page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
119.7pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Explanation 
III.  -  In 
respect  of  packages 
containing  food  articles, 
the  provisions  of 
this

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>sub-rule   
shall  not  apply, 
and  instead,  the 
requirement  of  the 
Prevention  of  Food page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
155.5pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Adulteration Act, 1954 (37 of 1954) and the rules made
there under shall apply

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(b)  The  common 
or  generic  names 
of  the  commodity 
contained  in  the 
package  and  in page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
191.35pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>case of 
packages  with  more 
than  one  product, 
the  name  and 
number  or  quantity 
of  each

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>product shall be mentioned on the package.

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(c) The net quantity, in terms of the standard unit of
weight or measure, of the commodity page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
243.85pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>contained 
in  the  package 
or  where  the 
commodity  is  packed 
or  sold  by 
number,  the

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>number of the commodity contained in the package shall
be mentioned.

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(d)  The  month 
and  year  in 
which  the  commodity 
is  manufactured  or 
pre-packed  or

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>imported shall be mentioned in the pack age.

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Provided 
that  for  packages 
containing  food  articles, 
the  provisions  of 
the  Prevention  of page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
332.15pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Food Adulteration Act 1954 (37 of 1954) and the rules
made ther e under shall apply; page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
350.1pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Provided further that nothing in this sub-clause  shall apply in case of packages containing

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>seeds 
which  are  labeled and certified  under 
the  provisions  of 
the  Seeds  Act, 
1966 (54  of

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>1966) and the rules made there under;

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Provided 
that  a  manufacturer  may 
indicate  the  month 
and  year  using 
a  rubber  stamp page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
420.5pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>without overwriting. page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
438.45pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Provided 
also  that  for 
packages  containing  cosmetics 
products,  the  provisions 
of  the

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 shall apply.

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(e) the retail sale price of the package;

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Provided 
that  for  packages 
containing  alcoholic  beverages 
or  spirituous  liquor, the 
State

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Excise 
Laws  and the rules made
there  under shall be applicable  within 
the  State in  which page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
526.7pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>it  is  manufactured  and 
where  the  state 
excise  laws  and 
rules  made  there 
under  do  not page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
544.65pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>provide for declaration of retail sale price, the
provisions of these rules shall apply. page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
561.3pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(f)  Where  the 
sizes  of  the 
commodity  contained  in 
the  package  are 
relevant,  the

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>dimensions 
of  the  commodity 
contained  in  the 
package  and  if 
the  dimensions  of 
the

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>different 
pieces  are  different 
,the  dimensions  o f 
each  such  different 
piece  shall  be page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
615.05pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>mentioned. page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
632.95pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(g) such other matter as are specified in these rules:

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Provided that – page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
667.5pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(A) no 
declaration  as  to 
the  month  and 
year  in  which 
the commodity is 
manufactured  or

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>pre-packed shall be required to be made on–

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(i) any package containing bidis or incense sticks;

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(ii) any domestic 
liquefied  petroleum gas
cylinder of 14.2kg or 5kg, bottled and marketed page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
737.9pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>by a public sector undertaking;

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(B)  where  an y 
packaging  material  bearing 
thereon  the  month 
in  which  any 
commodity

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>was 
expected  to  hav e 
been  pre-packed  is 
not  exhausted  during 
that  month,  such page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
791.7pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>packaging 
material  may  be 
used  for  pre-packing 
the  concerned  commodity 
produced  or

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>manufactured 
during  the  nex t 
succeeding  month  and 
not  there  after, 
but  the  Central page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
826.25pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Government 
may,  if  it 
is  satisfied  that 
such  packaging  material 
could  not  be 
exhausted

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>during  the  period 
aforesaid  by  reason 
of  any  circumstance  beyond 
the  control  of 
the

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>manufacturer or 
pack er as  the  case 
may be  extend  the 
time  during which such  packaging page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
880.05pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>material 
may  be  used, 
and  ,  where 
any  such  packaging 
material  is  exhausted 
before  the

 

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>expiry  of
the  month  indicated thereon, the packaging material
intended  to  be used 
during

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>the next succeeding month may be used for pre-packing
the concerned  commodity;

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Provided  that
the  said provision shall not apply
to  the packages  containing 
food  products,

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>where  the  ‘Best 
before  or  Use 
before’  period  is 
ninety  days  or 
less  from  the 
date  of

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>manufacture or packing.’ page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
173.45pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(C) no declaration as to the retail sale p rice shall
be required to be made on page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
191.35pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(i) any package containing bidi;

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(ii) any domestic 
liquefied  petroleum gas
cylinder of which  the price  is covered under the

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Administrative Price Mechanism of the Government.

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Explanation 
I:  The  month 
and  the  year 
in  which  commodity 
is  pre-packed  may 
be

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>expressed either in words, or by numerals indicating
the month and the  year, or by both.

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Explanation II: Liquid milk does not include condensed
milk.

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(2)  Every  package 
shall  bear  the 
name,  address,  telephone 
number,  e  mail 
address,  if

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>available, 
of  the  person 
who  can  be 
or  the  office 
which  can  be, 
contacted,  in  case 
of

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>consumer complaints. page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
368.05pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(3)  It  shall 
not  be  permissible 
to  affix  individual 
stickers  on  the 
package  for  altering 
or

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>making declaration required under these rules:

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Provided 
that  for  reducing 
the  Maximum  Retail 
Price  (MRP),  a 
sticker  with  the 
revised

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>lower  MRP
(inclusive of all  tax es) may  be 
affixed and  the  same 
shall  not  cover the 
MRP

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>declaration 
made  by  the 
manufacturer  or  the 
packer,  as the  case 
may  be,  on 
the  label  of page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
456.3pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>the package. page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
472.95pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(4)  Where  a 
commodity  consists  of 
a  number  of 
components  and  these 
components  are

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>packed  in  two 
or  more  units, 
for  sale  as 
a  single  commodity, 
the d eclaration  required  to page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
508.85pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>be  made  under sub-rule (1) shall appear on the main
package and such package  shall  also page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
526.7pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>carry 
information  about  the 
other  accompanyin g  packages 
or  such  declaration 
may  be

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>given  on  individual 
packages  and  intimation 
to  that  effect 
may  be  given 
on  the  main page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
561.3pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>package 
and  if  the 
components are  sold  as spare parts, all  declarations  shall 
be  given  on page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
579.25pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>each package. page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
615.05pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>7. Principal display panel-its area, size and letter
etc. -

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(1)  In  the 
case  of  a 
package  having  a 
capacity  of  five 
cubic  centimeters  or 
less,  the

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>principal display 
panel may be  a card or  tape affix ed firmly to the package  and shall bear

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>the required information.

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(2)  The  height 
of  any  numeral 
in  the  declaration 
required  under  these 
rules,  on  the page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
703.35pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>principal display panel shall not be less than,-

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(i) as shown in Table-I, if the net quantity is
declared in terms of weight or  volume;

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(ii) as shown in Table-II, if the net quantity is
declared in terms of length, area or numb er. page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
755.85pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>(3)  The  height 
of  letters  in 
the declaration  shall  not 
be  less  than 
1  mm  height 
and  when

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>blown, 
formed,  molded,  embossed 
or  perforated,  the 
height  of  letters 
shall  not  be 
less

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>than 2 mm. page;mso-element-anchor-horizontal:page;mso-element-left:119.05pt;mso-element-top:
809.65pt;mso-height-rule:exactly”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>Provided 
that  the  width 
of  the  letter 
or  numeral  shall 
not  be  less 
than  one  third 
of  its

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>height, except in the case of numeral `1′ and letters
(i), (I) and (l);

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>FOR MORE FIND ATTACHED PDF FILE 

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>REGARDS,

letter-spacing:-.05pt”>SOURCES FROM THE AUTHORITIES WEBSITES

 


One Response to “Leagal Metrology ( Packaged Commodity) Act,2011”

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