Date : 2022-04-06
There is a proper setup of the Legal Metrology system in India which provides the proper clarification, clarity in the interests of the public and also provides the proper training to the Officers of Legal Metrology. In order to bring a better output and deep fruitful result the state government and other authorities keep on conducting the timely seminars and provide mandatory basic training to all the officers of Legal Metrology. Legal Metrology is an application that fulfills the legal requirement for measuring instruments and measurements.
As we are very much aware, ensuring the public guarantee is the main objective of Legal Metrology to protect the security and accuracy of the wait and measurements.
Following the rules and regulations described under the Legal Metrology act is not the option and the same is mandatory for everyone, it has a very wide scope and the same is just not restricted to the manufacturer manufacturing the product and consumer consuming the same. However, while importing the goods the LMPC approval of imported goods is mandatory under the act.
In regards to the weight and measurement, there are some constitutional provisions under the Indian Legal Metrology act such as:
Under the Concurrent list the enforcement of legal metrology invades and measures except for the establishment of standards
Under the Union list the establishment of standards of weight and measures are to get the training in
On January 13th, 2010 the legal metrology act 2009 received the assent of the president and the same came into force with APEC from first April 2011. For the implementation of the act, the department of consumer affairs is a nodal agency.
The Government-Approved Test Center frames the rule for the approval of GATC (Government-Approved Test Centers) which are established by private person. These approvals are provided for the verification of the measures and weight.
All the verifications are done by the State Government officers under the legal metrology Government-Approved Test Center Rule 2013. LMPC Packaged Commodity Registration is necessary under the Rules of the Act.
Some prescribed deviated measures under these rules for verifications are:
Rules have also been framed for the estate legal metrology for the implementation of the act 2009 by the State Government
Indian Institute of Legal Metrology of Rachi is the training institute to provide training to the Legal Metrology Officers who are under the administrative control of the department and belong to different States/ UTs/ Union of India, in the field of legal metrology.
This rule tells us the following:
Functions of the Legal Metrology
As we all are aware that the legal metrology plays an important role and it has certain specific functions under which all the rules and regulations are followed in a proper way without giving a lead to any misconduct.
Legal metrology performed its work totally in favor of the public interest. It is a statutory authority that has the power and responsibilities prescribed under the legal metrology in 2009.
Legal Metrology laws are enforced by the State Government, the Controller of Legal Metrology, and other Legal Metrology Officers are covered under the provision of the act
The main part of the measurement is accuracy and measure which plays an important role in day-to-day life. There is confidence in trade which is attracted towards the efficient and transparent Legal Metrology system.
A harmonious environment can be created by industry to achieve the following goals:
The RRSLs are set up to meet the appropriate requirements of Legal Metrology for the industries, consumers, and State Government. Five regional reference standard laboratories are situated in Gujarat, Bangalore, Faridabad, Ahmedabad, and Bhubaneswar.
Legal Metrology System of India follows the adhere Rules and Regulations set up by the Act and the State Government. There is proper training given to the Legal Metrology Offices in the Institute of Legal Metrology, where any misconduct is done by the company in that situation the Nominated director shall be liable for such misconduct. Legal Metrology plays a very important role in the economy as well as in our day-to-day life functioning.
Author : ELT Consultants