JAMMU JUNE 14
Intensifying its drive to protect consumers from exploitation by unscrupulous traders and to keep check on the price of essential commodities in view of ensuing Eid-ul-Fitr, Enforcement wing of Legal Metrology conducted market inspections , here today.
The team conducted surprise checking of different business establishment in various localities including Dogra Chowk, Pacca Danga, BC Road , Janipur, Roop Nagar , Akhnoor and adjoining areas .
During inspection, different business establishments were inspected for their compliance with regard to various provisions of J&K Standard of weights and Measures Enforcement Act 2011(Amended) and packages Commodities rules.
The 10 erring traders were booked and penalty of Rs22400.00 was imposed on them for violation of various provisions of the Act.
The traders were also directed to ensure that Maximum Retail Price ( MRP), Date of Packing ( PKD), Net Contents and complete address of the Manufacturer and Consumer Care Number have been declared on the Commodities to be sold in package form as per Legal Metrology Package commodities Rules 2011.
The Department also warned the unscrupulous traders to desist from using unfair trade and anti consumers Practices and also appealed to the consumers to remain vigilant while purchasing the commodities especially during the festival seasons
JAMMU JUNE 14