The Newsfeed

LM conducts market inspection, imposes Rs 2.17 lakh fine

JAMMU JANUARY 23: The Department of Legal Metrology conducted extensive market checking in Jammu and booked number of defaulters dealing with different trades under various provisions of Legal Metrology Act.

The officers of the department inspected number of establishments at Wave Mall Jammu for ensuring compliance of the Act in respect of mandatory declarations which are required for information of the consumers such as MRP, Packing date, Net wt., address of the manufacturer/packer and consumer Helpline number etc. Three offenders were booked for not displaying MRP and other violations.

During the month, the department also fined one petrol pump for short delivery, one Gas agency for overcharging, brick Kilns for short measured bricks and other trades at Bahu Plaza, R.S Pura, Kunjwani, Sunjuwan and other adjoining areas. A sum of Rs 2.17 lakh has been recovered by Deputy Controller Consumer Protection Jammu from 13 defaulters and other cases are on notices.

Pertinently, LMD has conducted 782 inspections and booked 120 cases recovering an amount of Rs. 10.46 lakh during current financial year, so far.

The department appealed the general public to be more vigilant while making purchases and bills must be preserved for settlement of their claims in future.


Support Ethical Journalism. Support The Dispatch

The Dispatch is a sincere effort in ethical journalism. Truth, Accuracy, Independence, Fairness, Impartiality, Humanity and Accountability are key elements of our editorial policy. But we are still not able to generate great stories, because we don’t have adequate resources. As more and more media falls into corporate and political control, informed citizens across the world are funding independent journalism initiatives. Here is your chance to support your local media startup and help independent journalism survive. Click the link below to make a payment of your choice and be a stakeholder in public spirited journalism


The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies