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Officials crack down on cos for faulty packaging
Sakal Times | Wednesday, 11 January 2017 AT 11:40 PM IST
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Pune: The Department of Legal Metrology has taken a tough stand against companies delivering goods at your doorstep through e-retail giants.

In a recent raid conducted at e-retail giant Amazon’s warehouse in Khed, the department registered cases against 32 companies for violating various sections of Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011.

These 32 companies include Ruh International, Neotech Impex, Three F Design, Shap Drive, Saraya Sports, ABC Tech world, Thuse Electronics, Newtronics, Suman Paper Products, ICTF Life Easy and Sudarshan Stationery Products. The action was taken under the guidance of Chief Controller of Legal Metrology Department and Special Inspector General of Police Amitabh Gupta.

DB Mahajan, Assistant Controller of Department of Legal Metrology said the packaged commodities should have six aspects written on its packets. He added that the action has been taken against these companies as the products of these companies lacked one or all of the points mentioned below.

Mahajan said, “Under Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, it is mandatory to mention name of the commodity, date of manufacturing or packing, MRP, Customer Care telephone numbers, complete address of the manufacturer, packer or importer and net weight or quantity of the product.” Mahajan added that if any of these aspects is missing the cases are registered by Legal Metrology Department.

He said the companies may have to pay a fine ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 1 lakh, depending upon the nature of the offence and the status of the company.

 
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