LMD Challans 171 erring traders, recovers Rs 5 lakh penalty

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JAMMU: The Legal Metrology Department (LMD) has realized a fine of Rs. 5 lakh from erring shopkeepers across Jammu before imposition of lockdown period.
As per the Joint Controller LMD, Jammu, V.S Sambyal, the market checking squads of Legal Metrology Department (LMD) conducted inspection of 807 traders dealing with fruits, vegetables, Kiryana, Cheese, milk and packaged goods before imposition of lockdown period and detected 171 traders involved in selling of packaged goods without mandatory declaration as required under Packaged Commodity Rules, 2011, delivering less in Weighment/ volume in commercial transactions, overcharging against MRP/ rates notified by competent authority.
As a result, he said, the Department Challaned erring traders under relevant provisions of Legal Metrology Act, 2009 read with Packaged Commodity Rules, 2011 and realized a penalty Rs 5 lakh from them in different parts of Jammu province.
To ensure accuracy in Weighment/ Volume, the department further standardised 3,510 Weighing and Measuring instruments and realized a revenue of Rs. 4.78 lakh, Sambyal said adding that in case of complaint regarding less Weighment/ delivery, sale of Packaged goods without mandatory declaration, overcharging against MRP of Packaged goods/ rates notified by Competent authority, general public is advised to contact on 24×7 helpline number 18001807105 or [email protected]