MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION

(Department of Consumer Affairs)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 3rd March, 2021

G.S.R. 149(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clauses (c), (f), (h), (i) and (s) of sub-section (2) of section 52 of the Legal Metrology Act 2009, (1 of 2010), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Legal Metrology (General) Rules, 2011, namely: –

1. (1) These rules may be called the Legal Metrology (General) (Amendment) Rules, 2021.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

  1. In the Legal Metrology (General) Rules, 2011 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 27, –

(i) for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:-

“(1) Every weight or measure used or intended to be used in any transaction or for protection of living beings or things in clause (k) of section 2 shall be verified and stamped by the legal metrology officer of the State of manufacture or import or at the place of installation as specified in clause (iv) of sub-rule (5) and be re-verified and stamped at periodical intervals by the legal metrology officer in the State in which such weight or measure is put to use.”;

(ii) in sub-rule (2), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided that such weights or measures which are used by the industries for their internal use and which do not affect the quantity delivered to the consumers or are not used in any transaction or for protection, shall not require such re-verification.”,

(iii) after sub-rule (4), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely: –

“(5) For adopting a uniform procedure throughout the country and to avoid double stamping of the same weights and measures, the first time verification and stamping of weights and measures, sent from one State to another State, shall follow the following procedure, namely:-

(i) all types of weights and measures and such weighing and measuring instruments which are not required
to be installed or calibrated at the place of use shall be verified in the State of manufacture or import;

(ii) all types of weights and measures meant for domestic use shall be verified in the State of manufacture or import;

(iii) all non-automatic weighing instruments, upto maximum capacity of 50 kg shall be verified in the State of manufacture or import, if it is not dismantled or do not require calibration before putting into use;

(iv) all other weights and measures and such weighing and measuring instruments which are required to be installed or calibrated at the place of use shall be verified and stamped at the place of installation.”.

3. In the said rules, in the SIXTH SCHEDULE,-

(i) in Part VI- FABRIC OR PLASTIC TAPE MEASURE, in paragraph 3, for the figure, letter and words “5 m or multiples of”, the figures, letters and words “5 m, 7.5 m, 10 m or multiples of” shall be substituted.

(ii) in Part VII- STEEL TAPE MEASURE, in paragraph 3, for the figure, letters and words “5 m or multiples of”, the figures, letters and words “5 m, 7.5 m, 10 m or multiples of” shall be substituted.

4. In the said rules, in the SEVENTH SCHEDULE, under HEADING–C, in Part-II, in paragraph 2, in sub-paragraph (2), in item (i), sub-item (a) shall be omitted.

[F. No. I-9/41/2020-W&M]

ANUPAM MISHRA, Jt. Secy.

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide notification number G.S.R. 71 (E), dated the 7th February, 2011 and was last amended vide notification number G.S.R. 875 (E), dated 9th September, 2016.

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