Part V Import and export of weights and measures The Standards of Weight and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985 was enacted by the Parliament on September 4, 1985 for the application of weights and measures constituted under the Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976 and other matters connected with the subject. Whoever uses any weight or measure or makes any numeration otherwise than in accordance with the standards of weight or measure or the standards of numeration, as the case may be, established by or under this Act, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both, and, for the second or subsequent offence, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years and also with fine. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,--. (1) Notwithstanding that this Act has come into force in respect of any area or class of goods or undertakings or class of weights and measures or users of weights and measures in the State of Sikkim, the Centra Government may, by notification, permit the continuance of the use, after such commencement, in respect of that area or class of goods or undertakings, or for classes of users of weights and measures, of such weights and measures, in addition to the standard weights or measures, and for such period, not exceeding five years, as may be specified in the notification. 1956] An Act to establish standards of weights and measures based on the metric system BE it enacted by Parliament in the Seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:- Short title, extent and commencement. Preamble [Act No. (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, authorise in this behalf. 1976 and the Standards of Weights and Measures Enforcement Act. The provisions of the Indian Penal Code, in so far as such provisions relate to offences with regard to weights and measures, shall not apply to any offence which is punishable under this Act. THE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT (31~2 May, 1976.1 PART I. 83. (3) The Central Government shall provide the Institute with such teaching staff and other employees, and with such equipments and other facilities as it may think fit to enable the Institute. (iv) puts, or causes to be put, his own mark on any complete weight or measure made or manufactured by any other person and claims such product to be a weight or measure made or manufactured by himself or itself, as the case may be. These provisions of the Act … THE STANDARDS OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES (PACKAGED COMMODITIES) RULES, 1977. 42. certified by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in terms of the international prototype of the kilogram and shall deposit the same in such custody and at such place as that Government may think fit. (5) The Central Government shall prescribe the minimum qualifications, which a person shall possess in order to be eligible for admission to the Institute for receiving training thereat and different qualifications may be prescribed for different courses of training imparted at the Institute. (6) A weight or measure, whether of the first or second category, shall not require periodical re-verification if it is exclusively intended for domestic use and is not used by any member of the medical profession in the course of such profession. 1. (b) 'director', in relation to a firm, means a partner in the firm. 1. Meet the requirement of the Weight and Measures Act 1987 or if they are catchweight goods that they contain no. (2) If any person makes or manufactures or has in his possession, custody or control any false or unverified weight or measure in such circumstances as to indicate that such weight or measure is likely to be used in the course of inter-State trade or commerce, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that such false or unverified weight or measure was made, manu- factured, possessed, held or controlled by such person with the knowledge that the same would be, or is intended to be, used in the course of inter-State trade or commerce. 19. The Act being one of Parliament short titled as the Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976 and has received assent of the President of India on 8th April, 1976. (i) made or manufactured for the purpose of inter-State trade or commerce. (c) determining the performance of such models under such varied conditions as may be prescribed. 5. (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. Preliminary 1. Commodities in packaged form intended to be sold or distributed in the course of Inter-State trade or commerce, (a) make, manufacture, pack, sell, or cause to be packed or sold; or, (b) distribute, deliver, or cause to be distributed or delivered; or, any commodity in packaged form to which this Part applies unless such package bears thereon or or a label securely attached thereto a definite, plain and conspicuous declaration, as prescribed, of --. (3) Notwithstanding anything contained elsewhere in this Act, in relation to any goods which are exported--. WEIGHTS AND MEASUaBS THE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT O~R (under section 5A) (Made by the Mini~lter on the 15th day oof June, 1998) L.N. 53. (8) Every certificate of approval of a model shall be published in the Official Gazette and shall also be published in such other manner as the Central Government may think fit. PDF Full Document: Weights and Measures Regulations [1193 KB] Regulations are current to 2020-12-17 and last amended on 2019-06-17. 44. 43. (ii) is effected by a transfer of documents of title to such weight, measure or other goods during its movement from one State to another. Verification and stamping of weights and measures sent from the State to another, 40. [9] Substituted for the original section 19, by the Punjab Weights and Measures (International System) Enforcement (Amendment) Act 2013 (XXIX of 2013), which reads a under:- “ 19. Every person who exports any weight or measure or commodity in packaged form which does not conform to the standards of weight or measure established by or under this Act shall, except where such export has been made with the previous approval of the Central Government, be punished with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, and for the second or offence with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and also with fine. [1974 No. THE STANDARDS OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT, 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. (b) issue of any price list, invoice or cash memo; (c) indication of the weight or measure or number of net contents of package on any label, carton or other thing; may be made in accordance with any other system of weight, measure or numeration if the person to whom the export is to be made so requires. (a) the first category shall be levied and collected by the transferor State; (b) the second category shall be levied and collected by the transferee State. different classes of users of weights and measures. Short title and commencement.-(1) These rules may be called The Preparation and custody of secondary or working standards, Verification, stamping, etc. (i) makes or manufacturers such weight or measure, (ii) makes or manufactures one or more parts, and acquires the other parts, of such weight or measure and, after assembling those parts, claims the end product to be a weight or measure. (2) This Act, except Schedules 4 and 5, shall come into operation on the expiration of the period of one month beginning with the date on which it is passed. (1) For the purpose of deriving the value of the base units, other than the base unit of mass, the Central Government shall cause to be prepared such objects or equipments, or both, as may be necessary for the purpose and shall cause the accuracy of such objects or equipments, or both, to be certified by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures at such periodical intervals as may be prescribed, and, shall, after such certification, deposit such objects or equipments, or both, in such custody and at such place as that Government may think fit. HIGH COURT OF MADHYA PRADESH, BENCH AT INDORE. (b) 'commodity in packaged form' means commodity packaged whether in any bottle, tin, wrapper or otherwise, in units suitable for sale, whether wholesale or retail; (c) 'dealer', in relation to any weight or measure, means a persons who, or a firm or a Hindu unpided family which, carried on, directly or otherwise, the business of buying, selling, supplying or distributing any such weight or measure, whether for cash or for deferred payment or for commission, remuneration or other valuable consideration, and includes--. (4) No written record of the results of any measurement shall be maintained in any unit other than the standard unit of weight, measure or numeration established by or under this Act. (6) The Central Government and every State Government may depute, in such batches as may be convenient to the Institute, employees of, or above, the rank of an Inspector for receiving training at the Institute and the Central Government may also arrange for the training, at the Institute, of such other persons as it may think fit. Weights and Measures Act, 1976 60 of 1976, the Central Government.ISBN: 978-0-478-38257-0 PDF. (2) The definition of 'kelvin' shall be prescribed. 34. [1 January 1981, P.U. Whoever makes or manufactures any weight or measure without complying with the equipments of section 38 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. INTER-STATE TRADE OR COMMERCE IN WEIGHT, MEASURE OR OTHER GOODS, 31. Whoever, being required by section 36 to submit the model of any weight or measure for approval, omits, or fails, without any reasonable excuse, so to do, 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. The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any enactment other than this Act or in any instrument having effect by virtue of any enactment other than this Act. (2) The definition of metre shall be prescribed. 60 of 1976] 1 [8th April, 1976] An Act to establish standards of weights and measures, to regulate inter-State trade or commerce in weights, measures and other goods which are sold or distributed by weight, measure or number, and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto (iv) a recognized consumer association whether the person aggrieved is a member of such association or not. Preamble.- An Act to establish standards of weights and measures, to regulate inter-State trade or commerce in weights, measures and Weights and Measures Act, 1976 60 of 1976, the Central Government.ISBN: 978-0-478-38257-0 PDF. An 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 Science and Research Act 19491968 . Standard packages, where the deficiency is more than the tolerable Part II. (e) express, in relation t any transaction, industrial production or protection, any quantity or dimension. (Act No. (i) the identity of the commodity in the package; (ii) the net quantity, in terms of the standard unit of weight or measure, or the commodity in the package; (iii) where the commodity is packaged or sold by number, the accurate number of the commodity contained in the package; 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. Standards of Weights and Measures Act 1976 – S ections 39, 63 and 74 – Standards of Weights & Measures (Packaged Commodities) Rules – Rule 6 (1), 9 (a) and 9 (1) (a).. ICL 2020 (10) MP 619. 32.] 65. (1) 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 for contract shall be made or had except by such weight, measure or number as may be specified in the said rules. Standards of Weights Measures Act 1976 Blogs, Comments and Archive News on Economictimes.com standard of weights and measures act 1976 in pdf 5 of the Act provides that every unit of weight or measure shall be in.The Standards of Weights Measures Act, 1976. 41. Explanation--Calibration may also be carried out with a view to permitting the use of a weight or measure. (2) No approval, verification or stamping shall be made copy granted, registration made or appeal entertained unless the fee prescribed there for under sub-section (1) has been paid. Whoever personates, in any way, the Director, or any authorised officer, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years. Salient features of the Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976 are as follows: Establishment of the weights and measure based on the SI units, as adopted by the CGPM and recognized by the OIM Provides to prescribe specification of measuring instruments used in commercial transaction, industrial production an measurement involved in public Health and Human safety. (B) 1/1981] BE IT ENACTED by the Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong with the advice and consent of the Dewan Negara and Explanation--'Derived unit' means a unit which is derived from the base, or supplementary, units or both. (1) The Central Government may, by notification, appoint a Director of Legal Metrology and as many Additional, Joint, Deputy or Assistant Directors and other officers and staff as may be necessary for exercising the powers and efficiently discharging the duties conferred or imposed on them by or under this Act. (1) Every false or unverified weight or measure, and every false package, used in the course of, or in relation to, any inter-State trade or commerce and seized under section 29, shall be liable to be forfeited to the Central Government : Provided that such unverified weight or measure shall not be forfeited to Government if the person from whom such weight or measure was seized gets the same verified and stamped within such time as may be prescribed. or to form the basis of any contract after the commencement of this Act, Continuance of certain weights and measures during transitional period. (1) Every secondary standard referred to in section 25 shall be verified with the reference standard on payment of such fee by such authority as may be prescribed and shall if found on such verification to conform to the standards established by or under this Act, be stamped by that authority. Cognizance of offences, etc.-- Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974z0--, (a) no court shall take cognizance of an offence punishable under this Act except upon a complaint, in writing, made by--. 17. No person shall, in relation to any goods, thing or service to which this Part applies,--, (a) quote, or make announcement of, whether by word of mouth or otherwise, any price or charge, or, b) issue or exhibit any price list, invoice, cash memo or other document, or, (c) prepare or publish any advertisement, poster or other document, or, (d) indicate the weight, measure or number of the net contents of any package on the package itself or on any label, carton or other thing, or. Standards of Weights and Measures. Special verification agents under the Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976 shall verify weights and measures as prescribed under that Act. [1 January 1981, P.U. Standard Measurement and Weight (First Amendment) Act, 2033 (1976) 2033-7-4 (Oct. 20, 1976) 2. otherwise than in terms of standard units of weights, measures or numeration, Any custom, usage, etc, contrary to standard weight, measure or numeration to be void, Manufacturers, etc. (2) Where any officer of the Central or State Government charged with the duty of implementing the law relating to weights and measures has any reason to believe that the model of any weight or measure referred to in sub-section (1) requires a test by the prescribed authority, he may acquire one such weight or measure from the market and forward it to the prescribed authority for test, the fees for which shall be payable by the Government employing the officer by whom such weight or measure has been forwarded for test. (1) The base unit of length shall be the metre. 56. 10. In exercise of the powers conferred by section 83 of the Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976 (60 of 1976), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:-1. Except where any weight or measure is made or manufactured, with the permission of the Central Government, exclusively for export, every person who makes or manufactures any weight or measure which does not conform to the standards of weight or measure established by or under this Act, shall, where such offence is not punishable under any other law relating to weights and measures for the … (2) The seized articles/goods shall be disposed off in the manner prescribed. to function effectively as an institution for imparting adequate training in legal metrology and other allied branches of knowledge. (4) No offence under this Act shall be compounded except as provided by this section. THE STANDARDS OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES (PACKAGED COMMODITIES) RULES, 1977. (2) For the purpose of deriving the value of the supplementary and other units specified under section 12, the Central Government shall cause to be prepared such objects or equipments, or both as may be necessary for the purpose and shall cause the accuracy of such objects or equipments, or both, to be certified at such periodical intervals and by such authority as may be prescribed, and, shall after certification, deposit such objects or equipments, or both, in such ustody and at such place as that Government may think fit. Whoever, in the course of inter-State trade or commerce, sells, distributes, delivers or otherwise transfers any weight or measure which does not conform to the standards of weight or measure established by or under this Act or which has not been duly verified under any other law relating to weights and measures for the time being in force, shall be punished with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees, and, for the second or subsequent offence, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years and also with fine. 9. (1) Whoever makes or manufactures any weight or measure which is, or is intended to be, sold, distributed, delivered or otherwise transferred in the course of inter-State trade or commerce, shall, unless a certificate of approval of the model of such weight or measure granted under section 36 is in force, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years and shall also be liable to fine, and, for the second or subsequent offence, with for a term which may extend to five years and also with fine. 27. (1) Save as otherwise provided in this section, this Chapter shall not apply to—. suitable, that authority shall intimate its findings to the Central Government and also to the manufacturer, and thereupon the manufacturer shall not manufacture the weight or measure with any material other than the material recommended by the prescribed authority, until the material which was originally approved by the prescribed authority becomes available in India : Provided that where, in the opinion of the prescribed authority, the substitute material referred to in sub-section (10) is not suitable and no other suitable material is also available. 58. the . (3) Every person shall, before making or manufacturing any weight or measure to which this Part applies, submit for approval of the prescribed authority, such number of models, drawings and other information relating to such weight or measure as may be prescribed : Provided that in relation to any weight or measure, to which this Part applies, which has already been made or manufactured, or which is in the process or being made or manufactured, at the, commencement of this Part, models of such weight or measure shall be submitted to the prescribed authority from ut of the weights or measures which have already been, or which are in the process, Provided further that in the case of a weight or measure the model whereof cannot be submitted, whether by reason of its nature or otherwise, it shall be sufficient if the drawings and. 60 of 1976] 1 [8th April, 1976] An Act to establish standards of weights and measures, to regulate inter-State trade or commerce in weights, measures and other goods which are sold or distributed by weight, measure or number, and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto Short title, extent and commencement . Standard of weights and measures act 1976 in pdf Working standards and testing and stamping equipment. Punishments for offences The penalty for counterfeiting of seals and fraudulent use of weights or measures is a maximum fine of Rs 10,000 for the first offence and imprisonment for six months to a year for the second offence. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows: Provisions of this Act to override the provisions of any other law, Units of weight or measure to be based on metric system. (2) It extends to the whole of India. A vendor who supplies any person with weighing or measuring equipment for trade must be sure that the equipment gives the true weight or measure. (1) Save as otherwise provided in sub-section (2) no weight or measure, whether singly or as a part or component of any machine or machinery, shall be imported unless it conforms to the standards of weights or measure established by or under this Act. of the - Commonwealth of Australia; Weights and Measures &c. Act 1976 (c. 77) PART VA – Definitions of units which may not be used for trade Document Generated: 2019-10-01 3 Status: This is the original version (as it was originally enacted). The Standard of Weights and Measures Act, 1976, aims at introducing standards in relation to weights and measures used in trade and commerce. Explanation--A stamp may be made by impressing, casting engraving, etching, branding, or any other process; (i) any contract, whether for sale, purchase, exchange or any other purpose, or, (ii) any assessment of royalty, toll, duty or other dues, or. 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