Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976 (Act No. Name Title of the Document. (f) The manner in which and the conditions under which every reference standard, secondary standard or working standard shall be kept; (g) The place at which, the authority by which, the manner in which, and the periodical intervals at which, every reference standard, secondary standard and working standard shall be verified and authenticated; (h) The custody in which every reference standard, secondary standard, or working standard shall be kept: (i) The physical characteristics, configuration, constructional details, materials, equipment, performance, tolerances, methods or procedures of tests, in relation to weights or measures. (2) Every Additional, Joint, Deputy or Assistant Director and other officer, appointed under sub-section (1), shall exercise such powers, and discharge such functions of the Director as the Central Government may, by notification, authorize in this behalf. 50, Sec. 18. (2) Nothing in subjection (1) shall apply to a person who commits the same or similar offence within a period of three years from the date on which the first offence, committed by him, was compounded. 82; (z-d) Any other matter which is required to be, or may be, prescribed. (5) Where the Central Government has reason to believe that there is undue proliferation of weight, measure or number in which any commodity is, or reasonably comparable commodities are, being packaged for sale, distribution or delivery and such undue proliferation impairs in the opinion of that Government, the reasonable ability of the consumer to make a comparative assessment of the prices after considering the net quantity or number of such commodity, that Government may direct the manufacturers and also packers or distributors to sell, distribute or deliver such commodity in such standard quantities or number as may be prescribed. -For the purposes of this clause “recognized consumer association” means a voluntary consumer association registered under the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), or any other law for the time being in force.]. (e) “Transferee State” means the State in which any weight or measure is delivered or received for sale or use therein from any other State; (f) “Transferor State” means the State from which any weight or measure made or manufactured therein, or kept therein for sale or use, is sent to, or delivered in any other State. 63, Sec. (l) The Central Government may, by rules made in this behalf, direct that in respect of the class of goods or undertakings or users specified therein, no transaction, dealing or contract shall be made or had except by such weight, measure or number as may be specified in the said rules. 26. THE STANDARDS OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT, 1976 (8th April 1976) An Act to establish standards of weights and measures, to regulate trade or commerce in weights, measures and other goods which are sold or distributed by weight, measure or number, to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. 77. Shall be punished with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, and for the second or subsequent offence with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and also with fine. of unverified weights or measures in the course of inter-State trade or commerce. Explanation-In this sub-section, the expression “unit sale price” means the price according to such unit of weight, measure or number as may be prescribed. 25. (2) Every reference standard, every secondary standard and every working standard shall be kept in such manner and under such conditions as may be prescribed. 47. 7. Power to Central Government to prescribe physical characteristics, etc., of weights and measures. – The provisions of this Part shall apply to-, (a) Every weight or measure which is, or is intended to be, –. 41 shall be presumed to be correct throughout the territory of India and shall not be required, until its re-verification in the transferee State becomes due to efflux of time, to be verified or stamped in the transferee State: Provided that where the local Inspector in the transferee State has any reason to believe that any weight or measure of the first category has lost its accuracy in transit or has, for any other reason, ceased to conform to the standards of weight or measure established by or under this Act, he may, for reasons to be recorded by him in writing, and communicated to the Controller of the transferor State, through the Controller of the transferee State, –, (b) If, on verification such weight or measure is found to be inaccurate, –, (i) Cause such adjustment as is necessary to be made so as to make it conform to t lie standards established by or under this Act, or. 55. Explanation. (a) Enter at any reasonable time into any such premises and search for and inspect any weight, measure or other goods in relation to which inter-State trade or commerce has taken place, or is intended to take place, and any record, register or other document relating thereto; (b) Seize any weight, measure or other goods and any record, register or other document or article which he has reason to believe may furnish evidence indicating that an offence punishable under this Act has been, or is likely to be, committed in the course of, or in relation to, any inter-State trade or commerce. 41; (d) One rupee for every 100 words or less, for the grant of copies of any document, not being a document of a confidential nature. Cart All. (3) Weight or measure of the first category shall, before it is dispatched to any transferee State be produced before the local Inspector in the transferor State and if such inspector is, after verification of such weight or measure, satisfied that such weight or measure conforms to the standards established by or under this Act, stamp the same with such special seal as may be specified by rules made under this Act. Non-metric weight or measure not to be imported. (1) The Central Government may, by rules made in this behalf, specify, in relation to the base units of weight or measure, such supplementary, derived, or other units or standard symbols or definitions as the General Conference on Weights and Measures or the International Organization of Legal Metrology may recommend. (2) Whoever, without any reasonable excuse, manufactures any weight or measure in accordance with an approved model with any material other than the material approved or recommended by the prescribed authority, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and also with fine. Part V Import And Export Of Weights And Measures Chapter I Registration Of Exporters And Importers. Hello Select your address All Hello, Sign in. Penalty for contravention of Sec. (2) The units of numeration specified by or under Sec. (b) “Director”, in relation to a firm, means a partner in the firm. 46. – (l) The Central Government shall, in relation to any weight or measure, prescribe the physical characteristics, configuration, constructional details, materials, equipment, performance, tolerances, methods or procedures of tests in accordance with the recommendations made by the International Organization of Legal Metrology: Provided that where no such recommendations has been made, the Central Government shall prescribe such physical characteristics, configuration, constructional details, materials, equipment, performance, tolerances, methods or procedures of tests in relation of any weight or measure as it may think fit. PRELIMINARY. 6 and base units of measures specified in Sec. (3) The Director may, by general or special order, define the local limits within which each Additional, Joint, Deputy or Assistant Director or other officer, appointed under sub-section (1), shall exercise his powers and discharge the duties conferred or imposed on him by or under this Act.