For the regulation of weight and measurement items in India under the Legal Metrology Act 2009, a dealer license is a must. Without a dealer license under Legal Metrology in India, you cannot regulate pre-packaged goods. So, If you are the one who is a dealer of any weight and measurement item then apply for a dealer license first and then start selling and regulating commodities in the Indian market.
Why Dealer License Is Required?
The selling of any weight and measurement items in India is regulated under the Legal Metrology Act, of 2009. The free sales of any weight and measurement items in India is not allowed, but it is regulated by the respective State Governments in which the seller of such weight and measurement items is operating its business. Under section 23, of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009. Every dealer of weight and measurement items must obtain the license from its respective zonal of the Legal Metrology Department of its state. Before commencing the sales of any weight and measurement items.
It is pertinent to note that any importer of weighing and measuring items is also required to obtain a dealer license. It may be possible that any importer of weighing and measuring instruments may be able to import such weight and measurement items in India without the requirements of a dealership license, but to sell such weight and measurement items will certainly require the dealer license.
What Is The Procedure Of Obtaining A Dealer License?
The dealer license is obtained under section 23, of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, and is issued by the state controller of the Legal Metrology Department of the respective states in which such a dealer is operating his business. In India, many of the State Governments have the online procedure for applying the dealer and some of the states have the offline procedure. But in all cases, the procedure of issuance of the dealer license is not completely online.
As it involves inspection by the local state Legal Metrology Officers. Only after the physical verification of the document Legal Metrology Officer will generally recommend the application for the final issuance of the license. Many of the states while applying for the dealer license ask for a copy of the dealership Agreement from the original equipment manufacturer for which the dealer is applying for the dealer license. Further, the Government Authority may also ask for a copy of the Non-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the manufacturer of weight and measurement items.
Apart from the documents, the Legal Metrology Officer will also ask whether the address on which the dealer license is applied is the commercial address or the residential address as the commercial address is generally acceptable by the Legal Metrology Department.
What Documents Are Required To Obtain A Dealer License?
- Business Proof of the Applicant Entity.
- PAN & GST of the Applicant Entity,
- PAN & Aadhaar of promoters of the Applicant Entity.
- NOC from the landlord of the Applicant Entity in case of rented business premises.
- Copy of duly registered rent agreement in case of rented business premises.
- NOC from the (Original manufacturer of weighing and measuring instruments whose goods the dealer will sell).
- Dealership Agreement with the (Original manufacturer of weighing and measuring instruments whose goods the dealers will sell).
- Copy of Model Approval of the weight or measure which you intend to sell.
What Are The Compliances After Obtaining The Dealer License?
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Every dealer registered under the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 must keep the prescribed records of selling weight and measurement items. Every dealer must take care that (He/She) sells only those weighing and measuring items that are duly model approved by the Ministry of Central Legal Metrology Department and such weighing and measuring items must be duly stamped and verified under section 24, of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009.
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Renewal Of Dealer License
The validity of the dealer license is a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 5 years. If you want to renew your dealer license then you have to fill a Form LD-2, in a prescribed manner. On the other side, we are here for you to fill in all the details and work on your behalf for registration. The following documents are necessary for dealer license renewal:-
- Original Dealer License;
- Professional Tax Registration;
- GST Registration;
- Labour License;
- Valid Training License in case of non-tribal
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Is A Dealer Under the Legal Metrology Act?
A person who is involved in the business of buying, selling, supplying, or distributing weight & measurement for commercial use it is considered as a dealer.
What Is a Dealer License?
The valid license for the person or a company who is involved in the business of trading & marketing of weights & measures.
Who Issues The Dealer License In India?
The controller of the legal metrology department issued the dealer license.