Metrology refers to the science of measurement. It refers to the units and methodologies of weighing and measurement, governed by laws and regulations. Legal metrology provides regulations for the control of measurements and measuring instruments.
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The Legal Metrology Act, 2009
As per Section 24 of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, every weight or measure used or intended to be used in any transaction or for protection shall be verified and stamped by the Legal Metrology officer in the State in which such weight or measure is put to use and shall be re-verified and stamped at periodical intervals.
The Model of Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2010
- As per Legal Metrology, 2009, every person using any weight or measure in any transaction or for protection, is required to get such weight or measure verified/re-verified by the State Legal Metrology Officer or its District-level counterpart.
- The Legal Metrology officer shall stamp every weight or measure, if after testing and verification, he is satisfied that such weight or measure conforms to the standards, with a stamp of uniform design, issued by the Controller, which shall indicate the number allotted for administrative purposes.
- Once the products are ready for the market, it must be appropriately labelled, prominently showcasing the details of stamping and verification.
Periodical Interval for re-verification of weights and measures
The period of re-verification shall be:
[i] 24 months for all types of weights, capacity measures, length measures, beam scales, counter machine, tank lorries,
[ii] 5 years for storage tanks,
[iii] 12 months for weight or measure other than that mentioned in [i] and [ii] above.
Respective State Government – Officer – Legal Metrology
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