Legal Metrology play a vital role in every transaction involving the transfer of goods, property, if the accuracy is not maintained in measurements it will leads to huge disastrous In India, thousands of crores worth of business transactions are carried out using weights and measures. The Weight and Measures has been corroborated by the National Physical Laboratory. In Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and Tamil Nadu Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2011 and the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 give sufficient legal protection. The Acts provide the very basic need for the well being of the community. In Tamil Nadu Labour Department is authority for Legal Metrology.
For obtaining a licence under the Legal Metrology Act, every manufacturer or dealer or repairer of weights and measures should make an application to the Controller of legal metrology through the Inspector having jurisdiction over their area. Every manufacturer or dealer or repairer of weights and measures who are covered under the Legal Metrology shall make an application for the renewal of the licence 30 days before the expiry of the validity of the licence, to the Deputy Controller of legal metrology .
Every trader, who pre-packs or imports any commodity for sale, distribution or delivery, should make an application for registration under Legal Metrology containing the following particulars :-
Every package or on the label securely affixed must contain a definite, plain, legible and conspicuous declarations as follows as per Legal Metrology guidelines.
The Dealers, Manufacturers, Repairers using any weight or measure in any transaction shall present such weight or measure for verification or re-verification at the Office of the Stamping Inspector or at such other camping centres as the Inspector may specify in this behalf within the quarter in which the verification falls due. Where any weight or measure which cannot be moved from its location, the Inspector will take necessary steps for the verification of such weights and measures at its location. For such verification or re-verification, the user must provide facilities to transport test weights and measures from the office of Stamping Inspector as may be required by the Inspector or pay for the conveyance charges. On completion of verification and stamping, the Inspector shall issue a certificate of verification.