Legal Metrology Act
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An Overview of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009

The Legal Metrology Act, 2009 (Act 1 of 2010) repeals and replaces the Standard of Weights and Measures Act, 1976 and the Standards of weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985. The central government has appointed the date 01.04.2011 from which the provisions of the Act will come into force.
However, a state can enforce the provisions of the Act and Rules made thereunder after framing its own Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules for the state and on notification of the date from which it will come into force.

Major Provisions

Provisions for Appeal

Every decision or order of an officer of Legal Metrology will be appealable to the next higher authority within 60 days of passing the order or decision.
Moreover,the Central or the State Government may call for records from its officer for examination and passing appropriate orders, when it is considered that an injustice has been done.
View: Model Format for Appeal

Non-applicability of provisions of the IPC and the Cr.PC.

Provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 153 of the Criminal Procedure Code (Cr.P.C.) of 1973 shall not apply to any offense punishable by the Legal Metrology Act.