DCA publishes draft amendment to Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) on August 16, 2022 has published draft amendment to Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011. It is observed that many manufacturers/ packers/ importers are not making important declarations prominently on the Front side of the Package which is necessary in the interest of consumers and also violate their consumer right of “Right to be informed”. The declaration of unique selling point / unique selling proposition (USP) of the product on the front side of the package without it’s percentage of composition is against the consumer rights.

Therefore the amendment seeks to introduce a provision that mandates the package to have a declaration of two or more prime constituents of the commodity with the Brand Name/Logo in case the commodity contains more than one constituent.

The comments/suggestions are invited in this regard from all stakeholders by August 31, 2022 on js-ca@nic.indirwm-ca@nic.in and ashutosh.agarwal13@nic.in or physically to Director, Legal Metrology, Room No 461-A, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi-01.