LMD launches drive against un­scrupu­lous traders

The Northlines - - KATHUA -

A team of Le­gal Metrol­ogy De­part­ment (LMD) headed by Ajay Ku­mar Verma, As­sis­tant Con­troller, Mohsin Kha­teeb In­spec­tor con­ducted ex­ten­sive check­ing of var­i­ous busi­ness es­tab­lish­ments at Na­tional High­way from Jat­wal to Bari Brahmna to guard against the un­fair trade prac­tices dur­ing the ongoing Shri Amar­nath Yatra. Dur­ing in­spec­tion of more than 250 traders of dif­fer­ent busi­ness es­tab­lish­ments, in­clud­ing Karyana shops, Atta Chacki, ra­tion deal­ers, ice cream, fer­til­iz­ers stores, gold­smith, ce­ment deal­ers , gen­eral stores, bak­ery units, poul­try sellers, meat sellers, hard­ware stores, sweet shops, Ho­tel 17 Miles and other in­dus­trial units were in­spected with re­gard to var­i­ous pro­vi­sions of JK Stan­dard of Weights and Mea­sures En­force­ment Act 2011(Amended) and Pack­ages Com­modi­ties Rules. In all 30 traders were Chal­laned and booked for vi­o­la­tions of var­i­ous pro­vi­sions .Out of these five traders were booked for vi­o­la­tion of Pack­ages Com­modi­ties Rules, 14 for non pro­duc­tion of ver­i­fi­ca­tion cer­tifi­cate at the time of in­spec­tion and 11 for non rever­i­fi­ca­tion of weigh­ing and mea­sur­ing in­stru­ments on the due date. The de­part­ment booked Janta Fruit Ice Cream Samba, hard­ware store Vi­jay­pur and lead­ing restau­rant Vi­jay­pur for vi­o­la­tion of Pack­ages Com­modi­ties Rules and other pro­vi­sions of J and K Weights and Mea­sures En­force­ment Act 2011. The LMD in all re­cov­ered a pe­nal amount of Rs 42,400 from the de­fault­ers. Be­sides this, the de­part­ment di­rected all the traders to use only ver­i­fied weights and mea­sures for busi­ness trans­ac­tions and dis­play MRP, PKD, Net Con­tents and com­plete ad­dress and Cus­tomer Care Num­ber on the com­modi­ties to be sold in pack­age Form.

The de­part­ment has also warned the un­scrupu­lous traders to de­sist from us­ing un­fair trade prac­tices to cheat the in­no­cent con­sumers in gen­eral and spe­cially dur­ing ongoing Shri Amar Nath Yatra and also ap­pealed to the con­sumers to re­main vig­i­lant while pur­chas­ing the com­modi­ties.

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