Packaged goods MRP declaration

Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 made under the Legal Metrology Act, 2009.  Rule 6 (C) (3) reads:  “It shall not be permissible to affix individual stickers on the package for altering or making declaration required under these rules“.

Section 18. (1) and Section 36 of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 is reproduced below which inter alia stipulates that pre-packaged commodity shall not be imported unless package is in such standard quantities or number and bears thereon such declarations and particulars in such manner as may be prescribed and the penalty for contravention thereof. 

Section 18. (1) of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 No person shall manufacture, pack, sell, import, distribute, deliver, offer, expose or possess for sale any pre-packaged commodity unless such package is in such standard quantities or number and bears thereon such declarations and particulars in such manner as may be prescribed.

36. Penalty for selling, etc., of non-standard packages. – (1) Whoever manufactures, packs, imports, sells, distributes, delivers or otherwise transfers, offers, exposes or possesses for sale, or causes to be sold, distributed, delivered or otherwise transferred, offered, exposed for sale any pre-packaged commodity which does not conform to the declarations on the package as provided in this Act, shall be punished with fine which may extend to twenty-five thousand rupees, for the second offence, with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees and for the subsequent offence, with fine which shall not be less than fifty thousand rupees but which may extend to one lakh rupees or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with both. 

(2) Whoever manufactures or packs or imports or causes to be manufactured or packed or imported, any pre-packaged commodity, with error in net quantity as may be prescribed shall be punished with fine which shall not be less than ten thousand rupees but which may extend to fifty thousand rupees and for the second and subsequent offence, with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with both.
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