What is the Legal Metrology License? Everything about LMPC License you need to understand

What is the Legal Metrology License? Everything about LMPC License you need to understand

Date : 2020-05-20

Although the legal metrology act came into force on 1st April 2011, still it remains a question when it comes to obtaining a legal metrology license in a practical scenario. But it is always effortless with Legal Metrology India as we are the experts in the subject of Legal metrology.
Not wasting much time let’s just first understand what exactly legal metrology is and what is LMPC license?

What is the legal metrology?

According to Section 2(g) of Legal metrology act, 2009 “Legal metrology means that part of metrology which treats units of weighment and measurement, methods of weighment and measurement and weighing and measuring instruments, in relation to the mandatory technical and legal requirements which have the object of ensuring public guarantee from the point of view of security and accuracy of the weighment and measurements.”

Basically legal metrology is the law which deals with the weighment and measurement. It is the scientific study of measurement which is controlled and monitored by Department of Consumer affairs.

Why you need a legal metrology licence?

Dealing with weights and measures in any possible way requires a legal metrology licence. It is obvious to obtain a LMPC licence in case you are engaged in the manufacturing of weight or measure.

Also, the repairer of weights and measures is required to obtain the LMPC licence in India. Repairers also include a person who adjusts, cleans, lubricates or paints any weight or measure or renders any other related service.

It is also crucial to note that even if you are importing any weight or measure in India, you need to get the legal metrology licence. Hence, every dealer is required to obtain the legal metrology licence under legal metrology act, 2009.

Let us understand who is a dealer and who are the persons that need to register for LMPC licence

With reference to section 2(a) of the legal metrology act, 2009, a dealer means a person who is engaged in the business of-

Buying, selling, supplying and distributing of any weights and measures. 

It also includes:-

  1. Commission agents.
  2. Importer
  3. Manufacturers who sell, supplies, distributes or delivers any weights or measure.

 What are the types of Licences under Legal metrology?

There are different types of licenses under legal metrology for:


A manufacturer of weighment and measurement instruments needs to register under legal metrology. Similarly, if you are a dealer, importer, repairer etc. of weigh and measurement, you need a legal metrology licence without any second thought.


Different Forms for different person

There are different kinds of forms for manufacturers, dealers and repairer under legal metrology. Form LM-1 is for manufacturers. Form LD-1 is for dealers and Form LR-1 is for repairers of any weight or measure.

Steps for obtaining Licence under Legal metrology


In case, there is a negative report, your model will be tested again.



Author : Rajul Jain