Violations on weight, pricing to invite action

Summary: A three-tier mechanism will be put in place in the district to check violations on weight, packing, and pricing of packaged commodities.
The mobile team will take immediate action.
According to Packaged Commodity Rules, 2011, it is mandatory for manufacturers to provide details, including MRP, content, net weight, and expiry date, on packaged commodities.
While the control room will function 24X7, the mobile team and the special squads will be available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
“A 24X7 control room will function in the district where consumers can put forth complaints against violators.

KOCHI: The Legal Metrology Department will keep a close watch over shopkeepers trying to fleece customers by cheating on weights, measures, and maximum retail price (MRP) printed on packaged commodities during Onam season.

A three-tier mechanism will be put in place in the district to check violations on weight, packing, and pricing of packaged commodities. The special drive that begins on August 29 will be on till September 3.

“A 24X7 control room will function in the district where consumers can put forth complaints against violators. The public can call 0484-2428772 to lodge complaints,” said R , As Reported By Hindu.

According to the Newspaper,Ram Mohan, Deputy Controller (Central Zone), Legal Metrology Department.

Shopkeepers who hoard provision and sell old stocks will come under the scanner of the Department of Civil Supplies and the police. Surprise checks will be conducted at commercial establishments to check attempts to dupe customers.

According to Packaged Commodity Rules, 2011, it is mandatory for manufacturers to provide details, including MRP, content, net weight, and expiry date, on packaged commodities. Customers can lodge complaints in the absence of such details on packets.

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/violations-on-weight-pricing-to-invite-action/article19562903.ece

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