Legal Metrology under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs is a mandatory registration for many businesses. The Legal Metrology Act in India minimizes ill effects of weight & measurement errors and brings transparency and accountability.
The act specifies weighing and measuring standards, instruments, units & mandatory requirements with an objective to ensure accuracy and security of weights and measurements.
Implemented with effect from 1st April 2011, the Legal Metrology Act was enacted with the objectives to establish and enforce standards of weights and measures, regulate trade and commerce in weights, measures and other goods which are sold or distributed by weight, measure or number and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
Legal Metrology registration can be applied in 3 capacities:
Every different model of a measuring and weighing instrument falling under the Legal Metrology purview must obtain a Model Approval from the Central Legal Metrology Department. An application for the approval of a model needs to be filed along with a couple of models and their documentation and details. A grant of the certificate of approval and report by a verified and certified referral laboratory must also be submitted along with the application
Pertaining to the detailed report submitted by the referral laboratory, the Central Legal Metrology Department may grant an approval to the respective instrument/device models. Upon approval, the model of the instrument is assigned a unique code. It is then the responsibility of the manufacturer to mention this code on labels /certificates affixed upon each instrument sold by the manufacturer or importer.
CliniExperts provides diligent support to its clients in filing and obtaining a model approval for their measuring instruments from the Central Legal Metrology Department.
According to the State Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2010, every approved weighing and measuring instrument is required to be stamped either by the State Legal Metrology Officer or respective District Legal Metrology Inspectors. Under the Legal Metrology Act 2009, the concerned officer must test and verify an instrument for meeting the established standards. Upon verification, a stamp specifying the year, and its quarter is placed on every verified instrument. Upon completion of the verification and stamping process, the concerned officer must issue a certificate of verification in accordance with Schedule VIII of the Legal Metrology Act 2009.
A report with the details of sold products must be submitted regularly in a specified format to the State Legal Metrology Department. Our experienced team at CliniExperts helps our clients with the Stamping and Verification process of their measuring equipment by the State Legal Metrology Department.
Affixing labels on the measuring instruments are necessary, and manufacturing and printing of these labels can be a difficult and time-consuming task sometimes. A delay in obtaining stamping and verification certificates from the Legal Metrology Department or from local vendors can result in a decline in sales.
CliniExperts offers commendable support to its clients for manufacturing and printing their labels on time. Our collaboration with punctual label manufacturers and vendors allows us to assist you with obtaining labels on time for stamping and verification by Legal Metrology officials.
Means that part Metrology which treats units of weighment and measurement, methods weighment and measurement and weighing and measuring instruments in relation to the mandatory technical and legal requirement which have the object of ensuring public guarantee from the point of view of security and accuracy of weighing and measurement.
In order to ensure uniform enforcement of laws related to matters in Legal Metrology through out the country, the Govt. has enacted : (1) The Legal Metrology Act, 2009, (2) The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, (3) The Legal Metrology (General) Rules, 2011, and (4) The Meghalaya Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules,2011.
Yes, the Department issues licence to the manufacturer, dealer and repairer of weights &measures for dealing in weighing & measuring instruments, the licence is a must.
Every weight &measures is manufactured as per the specification and model laid down by the Govt. of India. Weight & measures used by the traders are verified & stamped by the Inspector of the Legal Metrology Department, after due verification, with a seal for ensuring the integrity of the stamp of Inspector and quarter in which it is verified.