Legal Metrology (General) (Amendment) Rules, 2021

The Central Government on 3rd March, 2021 has issued the Legal Metrology (General) (Amendment) Rules, 2021. The Amendment for the purpose of adopting a uniform procedure throughout the country and to avoid double stamping of the same weights and measures, provides that the first time verification and stamping of weights and measures, sent from one State to another State, shall follow the following procedure:-

  • All types of weights and measures and such weighing and measuring instruments which are not required to be installed or calibrated at the place of use shall be verified in the State of manufacture or import;
  • All types of weights and measures meant for domestic use shall be verified in the State of manufacture or import;
  • All non-automatic weighing instruments, upto maximum capacity of 50 kg shall be verified in the State of manufacture or import, if it is not dismantled or do not require calibration before putting into use;
  • All other weights and measures and such weighing and measuring instruments which are required to be installed or calibrated at the place of use shall be verified and stamped at the place of installation.

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