MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION
(Department of Consumer Affairs)
New Delhi, the 24th October 2011
G.S.R. 784(E)—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clause (j) of sub-section (2) of Section 52 of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 (1 of 2010), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, namely:-
1. (1) These rules may be called as the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Third Amendment Rules, 2011.
(2) They shall come into force with effect from 1st July, 2012.
2. In the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 (hereinafter referred to as the principal rules),-
(a) the proviso to the Rule 5 shall be omitted.
(b) in clause (d), sub-rule (1) third proviso shall be omitted.
(c) in rule 12, for sub-rule (6), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:-
“(6) the declaration of the quantity under these rules shall not contain any word or expression, of any sort whatsoever, which tends to create or is likely to create an exaggerated, misleading or inadequate expression as to the quantity of the commodity contained in the package”.
(d) in rule 19, for sub-rule (7), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:-
“(7) the requirement of mandatory declarations on packages, shall be ensured either at the factory level and at the depot of the factory”.
(e) in rule 19, for sub-rule (8), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:-
“(8) For non-compliance of the provisions of this rule, action may be taken after seizing five representative samples of the packages as evidence and the rest of the packages may be released only after compliance is completed by the manufacturer or the packer, as the case may be”.
(f) in rule 26, in clause (a), the proviso shall be omitted.
(g) in the Forth Schedule, for the entry “volume” in column 3 against serial number 15, the following entry shall be substituted, namely:- “weight”.
[F. No. WM-11(13)/2010]
MANOJ KUMAR PARIDA, Jt. Secy.
Note: - the principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, vide notification number G.S.R. 202(E), dated 7th March 2011 and last amend, vide notification number G.S.R. 734(E), dated 30th September, 2011.