List of Metric terms to be used as per Legal Metrology Law

List of Metric terms to be used as per Legal Metrology Law

Date : 2020-10-06

Introduction:

According to the rules under Legal Metrology, various kinds of commodities and devices weighed and measured in different kinds of metric terms like kilograms, liter, length, etc. Weight and measurement of a commodity or device are mandatory, used in any transaction for the protection of the consumer.

The list of commodities under The Model of Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2010 which may be sold by weight, measure, or number are as follows:

S. No.

Commodity

Declarations expressed in the form of weight, measure, number, or more.

1.

All kinds of Sauce

Weight

2.

Sweets like Gulabjamun, Rasgulla etc.

Weight

3.

Paste and solid paint

Weight

4.

Liquid Petroleum Gas

Weight

5.

Honey/Malt Extract/Golden Syrup

Weight

6.

Fuel Oil with heavy residue  

Weight

7.

Aerosol products

Weight

8.

Acids (Liquid)

Weight or volume

9.

Frozen products like Ice-cream

Weight or volume

10.

Liquid Chemicals

Weight or volume

11.

Vegetable oils

Weight or volume

12.

Furnace Oil

Weight or volume

13.

Hair oil

Weight or volume

14.

Papad

Number and weight

15

Nails/ wood screws

Number or weight

16.

Fruits and Vegetables

Number or weight

17.

Readymade Garments

Number and size

18.

Tyres and tubes

Number

19.

Electronic Cables

Length or weight

20.

Electric wire

Length or weight

21.

Fencing wire

Length or weight

22.

Industrial diesel fuel

Volume

23.

Yarn

Weight or length of yarn

24.

Compressed or Liquidated Gas

Weight and equivalent volume that stated temperature and pressure weight


Rule 10:

According to Rule 10 of the Model Approval of Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2010 the declaration of the number of commodities in any transaction, dealing, or contract or for protection should be in the following ways:

a)      Weight (in case of solid, semi-solid, viscous, or a mixture of solid and liquid product)

b)      Length (in case a product is sold by measuring the length)

c)      Area (if the commodity is sold by measuring area)

d)      Volume (in case of a liquid or solid product, sold by cubic meter)

e)      Number (in case the product is sold by number.

As per Rule 25 of the Act, in case of violation of rules, the person shall be punished with a fine extending to Rs. 5,000.

Conclusion:

It is always advisable to consult an expert to avoid any violation of rules as per the Act.

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