The Legal Metrology Act `2010An Act to establish and enforce standards of weights and measures, regulate trade and commerce in weights, measures and other goods which are sold or distributed by weight, measure or number and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
List of Chapters & Sections
PRELIMINARY STANDARD WEIGHTS AND MEASURES APPOINTMENT AND POWERS OF DIRECTOR, CONTROLLER AND LEGAL METROLOGY OFFICERS VERIFICATION AND STAMPING OF WEIGHT OR MEASURE OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
STANDARD WEIGHTS AND MEASURES4Units of weights and measures to be based on metric system5Base unit of weights and measures6Base unit of numeration7Standard units of weights and measures8Standard weight, measures or numeral9Reference, secondary and working standard10Use of weight or measure for particular purposes11Prohibition of quotation, etc., otherwise than in terms of standard units of weight, measure or numeration12Any custom, usage, etc., contrary to standard weight, measure or numeration to be void
APPOINTMENT AND POWERS OF DIRECTOR, CONTROLLER AND LEGAL METROLOGY OFFICERS13Appointment of Director, legal metrology officers and other employees14Appointment of Controller, legal metrology officers and other employees15Power of inspection, seizure, etc16Forfeiture17Manufacturers, etc., to maintain records and registers18Declarations on prepackaged commodities19Registration for importer of weight or measure20Non-standard weights and measures not to be imported21Training in Legal Metrology22Approval of model23Prohibition on manufacture, repair or sale of weight or measure without licence
VERIFICATION AND STAMPING OF WEIGHT OR MEASURE
OFFENCES AND PENALTIES25Penalty for use of non-standard weight or measure26Penalty for alteration of weight and measure27Penalty for manufacture or sale of non-standard weight or measure28Penalty for making any transaction, deal or contract in contravention of the prescribed standards29Penalty for quoting or publishing, etc., of non-standard units30Penalty for transactions in contravention of standard weight or measure31Penalty for non-production of documents, etc32Penalty for failure to get model approved33Penalty for use of unverified weight or measure34Penalty for sale or delivery of commodities. etc., by non-standard weight or measure35Penalty for rendering services by non-standard weight, measure or number36Penalty for selling, etc., of non-standard packages37Penalty for contravention by Government approved Test Centre38Penalty for non-registration by importer of weight or measure39Penalty for import of non-standard weight or measure40Penalty for obstructing Director, Controller or legal metrology officer41Penalty for giving false information or false return42Vexatious search43Penalty for verification in contravention of Act and rules44Penalty for counterfeiting of seals, etc45Penalty for manufacture of weight and measure without licence46Penalty for repair, sale, etc., of weight and measure without licence47Penalty for tampering with licence48Compounding of offences49Offences by companies and power of court to publish name, place of business, etc., for companies convicted50Appeals51Provisions of Indian Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure not to apply52Power of the Central Government to make rules53Power of State Government to make rules54Delegation of Powers55Act not to apply in certain cases56Existing Director, Controller and legal metrology officer not to be affected by the new qualification to be prescribed57Repeal of the Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976 and Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985