LEGAL METROLOGY

REGULATORY SERVICES

Under the umbrella of The Department of Consumer Affairs , Food & Public Distribution,  the Directorate of Legal Metrology is constituted as a separate wing in India. The rules, compliances, standards are enforced under the Legal Metrology Act & Rules through the central head Quarter in New Delhi, from where this is delegated to the respective states for ensuring effective and ongoing compliance of the Acts & Rules

WHAT IS

LEGAL METROLOGY ACT, 2009

 

Legal Metrology is an ACT to establish and enforce standards of weights and measures , regulate trade and commerce in weight, measures and other goods which are sold  or distributed by weights , measure or number and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

(The Legal Metrology Act , 2009)
Under the Legal Metrology Act, Legal Metrology is defined as that part of metrology which treats units of weighment and measurement, methods of weightment and measurement and weighing and measuring instruments , in relation to the mandatory technical and legal requirements which have the object of ensuring public guarantee from the point of view of security and accuracy of the weightments and measurements.

AT CliniCounsel, we assist Importers – Manufacturers- Brand Owners with an exhaustive knowledge required to procure various approvals, license, permissions and ensure ongoing compliances under the Legal Metrology Act 2009 so that the responsible persons of the products can place their products in the Indian market without any hassle.

WHO AND WHAT NEEDS

LEGAL METROLOGY LICENSE REGISTRATION

According to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Compliance to Legal Metrology ACT 2009 by stakeholders ensures precision & accuracy in measurement which plays very vital role in day to day life. A transparent and efficient legal metrology system inspires confidence in trade, industry and consumer and brings harmonious environment for conducting business.

In order to ensure uniform enforcement of laws related to matters in Legal Metrology throughout the country, the government of India has enacted various Rules within the Legal Metrology Act.

MODEL APPROVAL RULES, 2011

Under The Legal Metrology (Approval of Models) Rules Manufacturers/Importers of Weighing and Measuring equipment, which are prescribed under the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and rules made there under, are required to take approval of the Government of India before manufacturing/import in India

 

PACKAGED COMMODITY RULES, 2011

Under the Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities Rules, pre-packaged commodity’ is defined as, ‘a commodity which without the purchaser being present is placed in a package of whatever nature, whether sealed or not, so that the product contained therein has a pre-determined quantity’.

Legal Metrology Services