In India, as per section 22 of the Act,every weight and measure items must comply with standards set by the Indian Legal Metrology Department.The power of approving a model of weight and measure instruments is vested in the department of Legal metrology governed by the Central Government under the aegis of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution located in Delhi.

Every manufacturer must get model approval done before manufacturing any weight or measure instrument/device/item. Besides that, the application of model approval a manufacturer must attach necessary documents and a certain amount of fees prescribed under the Act.

A sample of each model is sent for testing to government-owned labs. Whena model is as per legal metrology standards, thus, the Director shall grant a Model Approval Certificate in the name of the manufacturer.

For the purposes of model approval government has set up total 8 laboratories in India, which have been given task of testing the models whether the said model is as per the Indian Legal metrology Standards.

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