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LMD penalizes Jamkash Vehicleades


Srinagar, Sept 13: Deputy Controller, Legal Metrology Department (LMD) on Thursday slapped a penalty of Rs 50,000 to JamkashVehicleades for failing to declare the mandatory information of certain products sold in their store.

In a press release issued here, the LMD during their routine inspection of show-room, workshop of authorized dealer of Maruti Suzuki India Limited at Hyderpora, Srinagar, namely M/s JamkashVehicleades, the spare-parts and other vehicle accessories, found that certain imported products like Reverse Assist System (Display Slash Camera) carrying an MRP of Rs 9700/-, was without a mandatory declaration of country of origin and the size of the camera was given in Non-Metric units.


The press release said that a legal notice was served to the company and the company in response to the notice confessed to the lapse and requested for compounding of the offence departmentally instead of referring it to the court of law. Dy. Controller Legal Metrology Department slapped a penal sum of Rs 50,000 for the lapse, read the press note.

The declaration of information printed on the label by the Manufacturer/Packer/Importer under Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 is mandatory.

It was under the rules that every imported product must carry on its label the country of origin for the awareness and knowledge of a consumer. Usage of Non-Metric units for size/net contents is a serious offence.