What Is A Dealer License Under Legal Metrology?

The selling of any weight and measurement items in India is regulated under the Legal Metrology Act, 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 pertaining to note that any importer of weighing and measuring items does also require to obtain the 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 dealership license, but to sell such weight and measurement items it will certainly require the dealer license.

What is the procedure of obtaining a dealer license?

The dealer license obtained under section 23, of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, this is  issued by the states 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 licence 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 licence. Many of the states while applying for the dealer licence ask for the copy of the dealership Agreement from the original equipment manufacturer for which the dealer is applying for the dealer licence. Further, the Government Authority may also ask for the copy of 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 licence is applied is commercial address or the residential address as the commercial address is generally acceptable by the Legal Metrology Department.

What documents are required for obtaining a dealer licence?

  • 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 selling).
  • Dealership Agreement with the (Original manufacturer of weighing and measuring instruments whose goods the dealers will selling).
  • Copy of Model Approval of the weight or measure which you intends to sell.

What are the compliances after obtaining the dealer licence?

Apply Online Legal Metrology Dealer Licence through ELT Consultants.

Every dealer registered under the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 must keep the prescribed records of selling any weight and measurement items. Every dealer must take care that (He/She) sells only those weighing and measuring items which 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.

How can we help you in obtaining a dealer licence?

ELT consultants having its presence Pan India virtually and through its associates, have the robust system of providing quick Legal Metrology services. So far we have been successful in obtaining 1000 plus dealership licences across the states of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Delhi NCR. We are one of the best Legal Metrology consultants in Delhi NCR, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat.

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