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Packing License Registration – Legal Metrology Department (Weight & Measure)


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What is Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities Act and Why it’s Necessary 

“To regulate net quantity errors, standardize Net contents, mandatory declarations on all pre-packed commodities sold in India or import in the country.”

 

These rules were framed under Legal Metrology Act, 2009 to regulate pre-packed retail packages which are intended for retail sales to the ultimate consumer for the purpose of consumption of the commodity contained therein and also to regulate imported packages. These rules elaborate the manners of labeling and provisions applicable to retail packages for the mandatory declarations like Max Retail Price (MRP), Net contents/ size of the commodity, address of Manufacturer, packer, and importer, packing date and identity of the commodity packed for information of the consumer. The said rules also ensure the detailed procedures for net content checking of the pre-packages along with maximum permissible error to eliminate deceptive packages.

These rules also specify the number of commodities to be packed and sold in recommended standard packages and also specify commodities to be sold by weight, measure or number as it would give accurate and adequate information to the consumer with regard to the commodity in the package.

These rules ensure the traceability of packers by way of registering of every manufacturer, importer, and packer who deals with pre-packed commodity.

 

Mandatory Commodities in Pre-Packed Forms by Legal Metrology

Every package shall bear definite, plain and conspicuous declarations:

  1. The name and address of the manufacturer and packer or the importer.
  2. The generic or the common name of the commodity contained in the package.
  3. The net quantity in terms of the standard unit of weight or measure of the commodity contained in the package.
  4. If the commodity contained in the package is sold by the number the number of the commodity in a package shall be mentioned.
  5. The month and the year in which the commodity is manufactured or pre-packed or imported shall be mentioned on the package.
  6. Dimensions of the commodity contained in the package and if the dimensions of the different items are different then the dimension of each item shall be mentioned.
  7. Every package shall bear the name, address, telephone number, e-mail address.

 

Other Important Provisions in Packaged Commodities by Legal Metrology Act/Rule

  1. A sticker cannot be used to change or make a statutory declaration.
  2. No person shall obliterate/smudge/alter the MRP.
  3. No person shall charge more than MRP.
  4. When the price is reversed downward, no person shall charge more than the revised price, irrespective of the month of packing.
  5. MRP includes all taxes, Freight, Transport, Packing and Delivery Charges.
  6. While buying combo-packs of towels, bedsheets, napkins. etc look for-size of each item, No. of items and a retail sale price of each item.

Important information on Principal Display Panel for information of consumers by Legal Metrology Department

  1. Every mandatory declaration which is to be made on the pack shall be legible and prominent and conspicuously declared on Principal Display Panel and shall be free from any kind of ambiguity.
  2. The retail sale price and net content declared on a package should be in contrast colour with the background of the label.
  3. When the package is provided with the outside container or wrapper, all the mandatory declaration should also appear on such a container or wrapper.
  4. Numerical for declaring net quantity should have space above and below equal height of such numerical and at least twice the height of such numerical on the left and the right side in the declaration on Principal Display Panel.
  5. The height and width of numerical for declaring net quantity should be as per rules.
  6. For imported goods, the complete address of the importer with a complete postal index number should be mentioned on the Principal Display Panel.

Standard Packages Commodities to be Packed in Specified Quantities Given by Legal Metrology Department 

 

Standard Packages: Commodities to be Packed in Specified Quantities by Legal Metrology Department
Sl. No Name of
Commodities
Quantities in which packed
1. Baby Food 25g 50g 100g 200g 300g 350g 400g 450g 500g
600g 700g 800g 900g 1kg 2kg 5kg and 10kg
2. Weaning Food Below 50g no restriction, 50g 100g 200g 300g,
400g 500g 600g 700g 800g 900g 1 kg 2 kg 5kg
and 10kg (75g,125g,150g,250g w.e.f.6-6-2013)
3. Biscuits 25g,50g, 60g, 75g,100g, 120g, 150, 200g, 250g,
300g, (350g, 400g w.e.f. 6-6-2013) thereafter
in multiple of 100g up to 1kg and thereafter in
multiples of 500g up to 5kg
4. Bread including
brown bread
50g and thereafter in of multiples 50g up to
500g and above 500g in the multiples of 100g
excluding bun.
5. Un-canned packages
of butter
and margarine
Below 25g no restriction, 25g, 50g, 100g, 200g,
500g, 1kg, 2kg, 5kg and thereafter in multiple
of 5kg.
6. Cereals and Pulses Below 100g no restriction,100g, 200g, 500g,
1kg, 2kg, 5kg, and thereafter multiple of 5kg.
7. Coffee Below 25g no restriction, 25g, 50g, 75g, 100g,
150g, 200g, 250g, 500g (750g w.e.f. 6-6-6-
2013) 1.5kg, 2kg and thereafter in multiple of
1kg.
8. Tea Below 25g no restriction , 25g, 50g, 75g, 100g,
150g, 200g, 250g, 500g (750g w.e.f. 6-6-6-2013)
1.5kg, 2kg and thereafter in multiple of 1kg.
9. Material which
may be constituted
or reconsidered as
beverages
Below 50g no restriction, 50g, 75g, 100g, 125g,
200g, 250g, 400g, 450g, 500g, 750g, 1kg and
thereafter in multiple of 1kg. (56g and 61g for
medical purpose only)
10. Edible Oils,
Vanaspati, Ghee,
Butter, oil
Below 50g no restriction, 50g, 100g, 175g,
200g, 250g, 300g, 500g, 750g, 1kg, 2kg,
3kg, 5kg and thereafter in multiple of 5kg. If
net quantity declared by volume then below
50ml no restriction, 50ml, 100ml,175ml,
200ml,300ml, 500ml, 750ml, 1litre, 2litre,
3litre, 5litre and thereafter in multiple of 5 litre
and the net quantity must be declared by mass
also in the same size of letters numerals
11. Milk Powder Below 50g no restriction, 50g, 100g, 150g,
200g, 250g, 500g, 1kg and thereafter in
multiple of 1kg.
12. Non-Soapy
Detergents
(powder)
Below 50g no restriction, 50g, 75g, 100g, 150g,
200g, 250g, 500g, 700g, 750g, 1kg, 1.5kg, 2kg,
2.5kg, 3kg and thereafter in multiple of 1kg.
13. Rice (Powder, flour,
atta, rawa and suji)
100g, 200g, 500g, 1kg, 1.25kg, 1.5kg, 1.75kg,
2kg, 2.5kg, 5kg and thereafter in multiple of 5kg.
14. Salt Below 50g in multiples of 10g, 50g, 100g, 200g,
500g 750g, 1kg, 2kg, 2.5kg, 5kg and thereafter
in multiple of 5kg.
15. (a)Laundry soap

(b) No-soapy detergents cakes/bars

(c)Toilet Soap including all kinds of bath soap
(Cakes)

25g, 50g, 75g, 100g, 125g, 150, and thereafter
in multiples of 50g.Below 50g no restriction, 50g, 75g, 100g, 125g,
150g, 200g, 250g, 300g, and thereafter in
multiple of 100g.15g, 25g, 50g, 60g, 75g, 100g, 125g, 150, and
thereafter in multiples of 50g
16. Aerated soft drinks, Non-alcoholic
beverages.
65ml, (fruit based drinks only), 100ml,125ml,
(fruit based drinks only), 150 ml, 160 ml, 175ml,
180 ml, 200 ml, 240 ml, 250 ml, 300ml, 330ml,
350ml, 400ml, 475ml, 500ml, 600ml, 750ml,
1 litre,1.2 litre, 1.25 litre, 1.5 litre, 1.75litre, 2
litre, 2.25 litre, 2.5 litre, 3 litre, 4 litre and 5 litre
17. Mineral water and drinking 100ml, 150ml, 200ml, 250ml, 300ml, 500ml,
750ml, 1 litre, 1.5 litre, 1.75 litre, 2 litre, 2.25
litre, 2.5 litre, 3 litre, 4 litre and 5 litre.
18. Cement in bags 1kg, 2kg, 5kg, 10kg, 20kg, 25kg, 40kg, (for
white cement only) and 50kg.
19. (a)Paint (other than paste paint or solid Paint)
varnish, varnish stains, enamels(b)Paste paint and solid paint(C) Base Paint
50ml, 100ml, 200ml, 500ml, 750ml, 1litre,
2litre, 3 litre, 4litre and 5litre and thereafter in
multiples of 5litre500g, 1kg, 1.5kg, 2kg, 3kg, 5kg, 7kg and
thereafter in multiples of 5kg.100ml, 250ml, 400ml, 450ml, 500ml, 900ml,
925ml, 950ml, 975ml, 1litre, 1.5litre, 2litre,
2.5litre, 3.5litre,3.6litre 3.7litre,3.8litre, 3.9litre
and 4litre and no restriction above 4litre.

 

Maximum Permissible Error in Pre-packed Commodities by Legal Metrology Department 

 

Maximum permissible Error on net Quantities declared
by Weight or By Volume
Sl.No. Declared quantity
g or ml
Maximum permissible error in
excess or deficiency
As percentage of
declared quantity
g or ml
1. Up to 50 9 ——
2. 50 to 100 —— 4.5
3. 100 to 200 405 ——
4. 200 to 300 —— 9
5. 300 to 500 3 ——
6. 500 to 1000 —— 15
7. 1000 to 10000 1.5 ——
8. 10000 to 15000 —— 150
9. More than 15000 1.0 ——

 

Registration Requirements of Manufacturer/Packer by Legal Metrology Department

every manufacturer / Packer needs to get registered in the state where the business activity as the packer is being carried out and the list of all packers are updated at the central level to keep track of the address of the premises. It is central based registration, in other words, if any entity having registration of one premise and also doing business from other places then it need not get registered in the other place of business also. After getting the registration, the concerned entity will comply with the law regarding the packaging of products and weights and measure instruments as directed in this Act and Rules thereon.

 

Penalties under Weights & Measures Laws (Legal Metrology Department)
Nature of Offences
under Legal Metrology
Act, 2009
First Offence Second and subsequent
offense
Use of Nonstandard
Weight and Measure
Fine upto
Rs.25000
Punished with imprisonment
for a term which may
extend to 6 months
and also with fine.
Alteration of
weight and
measure
Fine upto
Rs.50000
Punished with
imprisonment for a term
which shall not be less
then six months but may
extend to one year or
with fine or with both.
Manufacture
or sale of nonstandard weight
or measure
Fine upto
Rs.20000
Punished with
imprisonment for a term
which may extend to
three years or with fine
or with both.
Transaction,
deal or
contract in
contravention of
the prescribed
standards.
Fine upto
Rs.10000
Punished with
imprisonment for a term
which may extend to
one year, or with fine, or
with both.
Quoting or
publishing, etc.,
of non-standard
units
Fine upto
Rs.10000
Punished with
imprisonment for a term
which may extend to
one year, or with fine, or
with both.
Transactions in
contravention of
standard weight
or measure
Fine upto
Rs.10000
Punished with
imprisonment for a term
which may extend to
one year, or with fine, or
with both.
Non-production
of documents,
etc.
Fine upto
Rs.5000
Punished with
imprisonment for a term
which may extend to
one year and also with
fine.
Failure to get
model approved
Fine not
less than
Rs.2000 but
maybe upto
Rs.10000
Punished with
imprisonment for a term
which may extend to
one year and also with
fine.
Sale or delivery
of commodities,
etc., by nonstandard weight
or measure.
Fine not less
than Rs.2000
but maybe
upto Rs.5000
Punished with
imprisonment for a term
which shall not be less
then three months but
which may extend to
one year, or with fine, or
with both.
Rendering
services by nonstandard weight,
measure or
number
Fine not less
than Rs.2000
but may be
upto Rs.5000
Punished with
imprisonment for a term
which shall not be less
than three months but
which may extend to
one year, or with fine, or
with both.
Selling, etc. of
non-standard
packages
(which does
not conform to
Declaration)
Fine upto
Rs.25000
Fine upto Rs.50000
and for the subsequent
offence, with fine not
less than fifty thousand
rupees but which may
extend to one lakh
rupees or Punished with
imprisonment for a term
which may extend to
one year or with both.
Selling, etc. of
non-standard
packages (Error
in Net content)
fine which
shall not be
less than
Rs.10000 but
which may
extend to
Rs.50000
Punished with fine
which may extend to
one lakh rupees or with
imprisonment for a term
which may extend to
one year or with both.
Contravention
by Government
approved Test
Centre
(contravention
of any of the
provisions of
this Act or the
rules made there
under, or the
conditions of
the license)
fine which
may extend
to one lakh
rupees.
……………………………
Contravention
by Government
approved Test
Centre (will
full verification
or stamping
of any weight
or measure by
Employee of
GATC)
Punished with
imprisonment
for a term
which may
extend to one
year or with
fine which
may extend to
ten thousand
rupees or with
both.
…………………..
Non-registration
by importer
of weight or
measure
Fine Upto
Rs.25000
Punished with
imprisonment for a term
which may extend to six
months, or with fine, or
with both.
Import of nonstandard weight
or measure.
Fine Upto
Rs.50000
Punished with
imprisonment for a term
which may extend to
one year and also with
fine.
Obstructing
Director,
Controller or
legal Metrology
officer.
Punished with
imprisonment
for a term
which may
extend to two
years
Punished with
imprisonment for a term
which may extend to
five years.

 

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