Legal Metrology Department Baramulla penalized a tile manufacturer with a fine of Rs. 30000 for manufacture and sale of tile packages violating labelling norms.
Earlier, a case was registered against the manufacturer by Legal Metrology Officer Sopore after the tile packages were found to be without the complete address of the manufacturer/ packer and consumer care details.
Further, the packages were found to have statutory declarations of retail sale price and date of manufacture/ packing mentioned by way of using a rubber stamp which is against the provisions of the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011. The matter was brought into notice of the manufacturer who in turn admitted the lapse and requested for compounding of the offence.
Ultimately, Assistant Controller Baramulla imposed the fine on the manufacturer after taking an assurance that the offence will not be repeated in future.
All the manufacturers, packers, importers and dealers of packaged commodities are advised to adhere to the labelling norms, as provided under Law, on their packages so that the rights of consumers are not violated in any manner. Besides, consumers of District Baramulla are requested to register their genuine grievances with the Department for speedy and proper redress at email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org.