Short title, extent and commencement. 30 or Sec. THE STANDARDS OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT, 1976 (8th April 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 for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. 6. The Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976 Preamble [Act No. The provisions of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (45 of 1860), 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. 14. It extends to the whole of India. -Calibration may also be carried out with a view to permitting the use of a weight or measure as a standard; (b) “Commodity in package 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 person who, or a firm or a Hindu undivided family which, carries 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, –. – (1) Every person in a transferee State who receives or delivers for sale or use therein any weight or measure of the second category shall, after its re-assembly and installation for use, have such weight or measure verified and stamped by the local Inspector in the transferee State. 13 shall be the standard units of numeration. -For the purposes of this section, –, (a) “Company” means any body corporate and includes a firm or other association of Individuals; and. 7. – (1) Any weight or measure which conforms to the standard units of such weight or measure and also conforms to such of the provisions of Sees. Penalty for contravention of Sec. 19. (9) The Central Government may, if it is satisfied that, the product made or manufactured in accordance with the model which was approved by it has failed to render the expected performance or to conform to the standards established by or under this Act, revoke the certificate of approval issued by it under sub-section (7): Provided that no such revocation shall be made except after giving the manufacturer of such weight or measure a reasonable opportunity of being heard: Provided further that where the Central Government is satisfied that as a result of the alteration made by the manufacturer in the model of the weight or measure, such model has become fit for approval, it may vacate the order of revocation of the certificate of approval issued by it. Explanation. Cart All. Supplementary, derived, special and other units of weight or measure-Their symbols, definitions, etc. Prohibition with regard to inscriptions, etc.- No weight, measure or other goods shall bear thereon any inscription or indication of weight, measure or number except in accordance with the standard unit of such weight, measure or numeration established by or under this Act: Provided that in relation to any weight, measure or other goods which are manufactured for scientific investigation or research or for export, inscription or indication thereon of any weight, measure or number may also be made in accordance with any other system of weight, measure or numeration if such inscription or indication is demanded by the person by whom such scientific investigation or research is to be made or by the person to whom the export is to be made. Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. (3) The application referred to in sub-section (2) shall be made to the Director and every such application shall be made in such form, in such manner and on payment of such fees, not exceeding ten rupees, as may be prescribed. (i) Makes or manufactures such weight or measure. 60 OF 1976. Penalty for contravention of Sec. (b) Such additional units as may be recommended by the International Organization of Legal Metrology, shall be the units of the metric system. Explanation II. 58, Sec. Verification, stamping, etc. The Act makes provisions with the object to regulate the trade or commerce by providing standards in relation to the weights and measures. 53. Explanation. Appointment of Director and other staff. (2) If a local Inspector as defined in Sec. (2) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (1), the Central Government may specify, by rules made in this behalf, the classes of weights or measures which would fall in the first category or the second category, and may, from time to time, if the circumstances so require, alter the category in which any class of weight or measure has been specified. Penalty for contravention of Sec. Explanation I. Power to make rules. 61. (a) Carry out such researches in legal metrology and other allied branches of knowledge as may be entrusted to it by the Central Government, and. 18. Weights and Measures Act 1976. 45. 68. 72. Penalty where no specific penalty is provided. – Any custom, usage, practice or method of whatever nature which permits a person to demand, receive, or cause to be demanded or received, any quantity of article, thing or service (to which this Part applies) in excess of, or less than, the quantity specified by weight, measure or number in the contract or other agreement in relation to the said article, thing or service, shall be void. (not altering text) C1 Words of enactment omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), s. 3. Hello Select your address All Hello, Sign in. This Act may be cited as the Weights and Measures Shorttitle- Act. PRELIMINARY. -Where any such weight or measure is, or other goods are, delivered to a carrier or other bailee for transmission, the movement of such weight, measure or other goods shall, for the purposes of sub-clause (ii), be deemed to commence at the time of such Geller and terminate at the time when delivery is taken from such carrier or bailee. of secondary or working standards, Secondary or working standard which may be stamped, Part IV to apply to interstate trade or commerce only, Use of weights only or measures only in certain cases, Prohibition of quotations, etc. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty Seventh Year of the Republic … Offences by companies and power of Court fee publish name, place of business, etc. – Whoever, in the course of any inter-State trade or commerce, –, (i) Sells, delivers, or causes to be sold or delivered to the purchaser any quantity or number of any article or thing, less than the quantity or number contracted for or paid for ; or, (ii) Renders any service by weight, measure or number, less than the service contracted for or paid for ; or, (iii) Demands, or causes to be demanded, or receives or causes to be received, while buying any article or thing, any quantity or number of goods in excess of the quantity or number contracted for or paid for or. (7) The Central Government may, with the consent of the State Government and subject to such conditions, limitations and restrictions as it may specify in this behalf delegate such of the powers of the Director under this Act as it may think fit to the person for the time being holding the office of the Controller of Legal Metrology, in the State, and such Controller may, if he is of opinion that it is necessary or expedient in the public interest so to do, delegate such of the powers delegated to him as he may think fit to any officer subordinate to him, not being an officer below the rank of an inspector, and where any such delegation of powers is made by such Controller, the person to whom such powers are delegated shall exercise those powers in the same manner and with the same effect as if they had been conferred on him directly by this Act and not by way of delegation. Base unit of numeration. (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. Explanation. (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, manufactured, 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. –. (2) In computing the time when the re-verification of a weight or measure of the first category shall become due in the transferee State, the period during which such weight or measure remains unsold or undistributed in the transferee State, shall be excluded. An Act.Updated March 1976. Weights and measures acts are acts of the British Parliament determining the regulation of weights and measures.It also refers to similar royal and parliamentary acts of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland and the medieval Welsh states.The earliest of these were originally untitled but were given descriptive glosses or titles based upon the monarch under whose reign they were promulgated. 29. (iii) Where the commodity is packaged or sold by number, the accurate number of the commodity contained in the package, (iv) The unit sale price of the commodity in the package; and. otherwise than in terms of standard units of weights, measures or numeration. Penalty for personation of officials. 74. (iv) It dwelling-house, if any part thereof is used for the purpose of carrying on any business, industry, production or trade. 66 or Sec. (2) The units of numeration specified by or under Sec. – (l) Every secondary standard referred to in Sec. (a) It is not required to be dismantled before its dispatch to the transferee State and is not likely to lose its accuracy by reason of such dispatch, it shall be known, for the purposes of this chapter, as a weight or measure of the first category; (b) It is required to be dismantled before its dispatch to the transferee State and re-assembled and installed for use in the transferee State, it shall be known, for the purposes of this chapter, as a weight or measure of the second category. –, (1) Every unit of weight or measure shall be based on the units of the metric system, (2) For the purposes of sub-section (1), –, (a) The international system of units as recommended by the Central Conference on Weights and Measures, and. (1) Save as otherwise provided in this section, this chapter shall not apply to-. – Where the Central Government is of opinion that by reason of the size or nature of any secondary standard or working standard referred to in Sec. (iii) A place where any books of account or other documents pertaining to any trade or transaction are kept. Chapter IV Commodities In Packaged Form Intended To Be Sold Or Distributed In The Course Of Inter-State Trade Or Commerce, 39. 84. (j) The conditions, limitations and restrictions under which non-standard weights or measures may be manufactured for export or may be exported; (k) The manner of disposal of any commodity which is subject to speedy or natural decay; (l) Class of goods or undertakings in relation to which, or class of users in relation to whom, no transaction, dealing or contract shall be made or had except by specified weight, measure or number; (m) Registers and records to be maintained by persons referred to in Sec. Media Glare or Media Trial: Should There Be a Limit on Media’s Freedom? (6) No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Director, Additional, Joint, Deputy or Assistant Director or any other officer authorized to perform any duty by or under this Act in respect of anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act or any rule, or order made thereunder. – (1) The base unit of numeration shall be the unit of the international form of Indian numerals. Forfeiture. 7 to 11 (both inclusive) and the supplementary and other units specified by rules made under Sec. Procedure when any weight or measure is transferred from a transferee State to another State. 3.Definition. (a) Five thousand rupees, for the approval of the model of any weight or measure intended to be made or manufactured for sale, p6rchase, distribution or delivery in the course of any inter-State trade or commerce; (b) One thousand rupees, for the verification and stamping of a weight or measure of the first category within the meaning of Sec. (9) The Central Government may, by rules, specify the classes of commodities of packages in relation to which all or any of the provisions of this section shall not apply or shall apply with such exceptions or modifications as may be specified therein. (4) Every secondary standard or working standard which is not verified and stamped in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), as the case may be, shall not be deemed to be a secondary standard or working standard and shall not be used as such. ]. (2) Any numeral which conforms to the provisions of Sec. (3) When the mole is used, the elementary entities shall invariably be specified and may be atoms, molecules, ions, electrons, other particle, or specified groups of such particles. 23. 49. Miscellaneous 78. for the second or subsequent offence with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and also with fine. – Whoever tampers with, or alters, in any way, any reference standard, secondary standard, or working standard except where such alteration is made for the correction of any error noticed therein on verification, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, or with both. (3) The decimal multiples and sub-multiples of the numerals shall be of such denominations and be written in such manner as the Central Government may, after previous publication, specify by rules made in this behalf: Provided that no such rule shall be made before the expiry of six months from the date on which the draft of the proposed rules was first published in the Official Gazette. (3) In making any rule under this section, the Central Government may provide that a breach thereof shall be punishable with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees. The Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976 provides protection to consumers against the malpractices of under - weight or under - measure. means the Weights and Measures (National Standards) Regulations made under the . Part III Appointment And Powers Of Director And Other Staff. Establishment of a Training Institute and provisions for training thereat. – Whoever, in the course of inter-State trade or commerce, sells, distributes, delivers or otherwise transfers, or causes to be sold, distributed, delivered or otherwise transferred any commodity in a packaged form which does not conform to the provisions of this Act or any rule made thereunder, shall be punished with fine which many 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. 41; (c) Five thousand rupees, for the verification and stamping of a weight or measure of the second category, within the meaning of Sec. (4) The courses and curricula for training at the Institute and the period for which the training may be imparted thereat for each course shall be such as may be prescribed. (2) The local Inspector in the transferee State shall verify every weight or measure of the second category and shall if he is satisfied that such weight or measure conforms to the standards established by or under this Act, stamp the same with the seal prescribed by or under the State law in force in the transferee State. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows : Part I Provisions Applicable To Every Part, 1. Reference, secondary and working standards. 41; (d) One rupee for every 100 words or less, for the grant of copies of any document, not being a document of a confidential nature. (2) Every package to which this Part applies shall bear thereon the name of the manufacturer and also of the packer or distributor. Part II Establishment Of Standards Of Weights And Measures, 4. 1. Home » Bare-acts » Standards of Weights and Measures Act 1976, by B&B Associates | Aug 18, 2018 | 0 comments, 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. – Where any weight or measure, which being in use in a transferee State, is sent to, or delivered in, any other State for sale or use in such other State, then, such other State shall also be deemed to be the transferee State in relation to such weight or measure and the provisions of this chapter shall, so far as may be, apply to the weight or measure sent to, or delivered in, such other State. (iii) Every local authority within the territory of India, (v) Every other society registered under the Societies Registration, Act, 1860 (21 of 1-860). (4) A weight or measure of the second category shall not be verified and stamped in the transferor State but shall be verified and stamped, after its re-assembly and installation for use, by the local Inspector in the transferee State. (1) Subject to such conditions, limitations and restrictions as may be prescribed, the Central Government may allow the export of any weight or measure which has been made or manufactured exclusively for export with the previous permission of that Government notwithstanding that such weight or measure does not conform to the standard established by or under this Act. (c) Forward a copy of such periodical returns to the Controller of the transferee State. (1) The base unit of luminous intensity shall be candela. or to form the basis of any contract after the commencement of this Act. (3) Where any company is convicted under this Act for contravention of any of the provisions thereof, it shall be competent for the Court convicting the company to cause the name and place of business of the company, nature of the contravention, the fact that the company has been so convicted and such other particulars as the Court may consider to be appropriate in the circumstances of the case, to be published at the expense of the company in such newspapers or in such other manner as the Court may direct. 22. (2) The management and control of the Institute, which shall vest in the Central Government, shall be carried on in accordance with such regulation as may be made by the Central Government. -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, duty or other dues, or. 67. (6) The Central Government and every State Government may depute, in such branches as may be convenient of 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. (1) The Central Government may, by rules made in this behalf, specify, in relation to the base units of weight or measure, such supplementary, derived, or other units or standard symbols or definitions as the General Conference on Weights and Measures or the International Organization of Legal Metrology may recommend. I.R. – Whoever obstructs the Director or any person authorized to exercise the powers or discharge the functions of the Director (hereafter, in this Part referred to as the “authorized officer”) in the exercise of his powers or discharge of his functions as such Director or authorized officer, or with intent to prevent or deter the Director or such authorized officer from exercising his powers or discharging his functions, or in consequence of anything done or attempted to be done by the Director or such authorized officer in the lawful exercise of his powers or discharge of his functions as such, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, and, for the second or subsequent offence, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years. 32 shall be punished with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, and, for the second or subsequent offence, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year and also with fine. Coelho (Dead)by Lrs. 47. Supplementary, derived, special and other units of weight or measure-Their symbols, definitions, etc.-. 71. Penalty for contravention of Sec. –. 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. (r) The manner of declaration of the contents of a package and specification of the unit of weight, measure or number in accordance with which the retail sale price shall be declared on the package; (s) The standard quantities or number in which commodities may be packed; (t) The capacity up to which a package shall be filled. or to form the basis of any contract after the commencement of this Act, Continuance of certain weights and measures during transitional period. 18. Short Title, Extent, Application and Commencement:-These rules may be called the Standards of Weights and Measures (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 1977. (5) A certificate granted under subsection (4) shall be valid for the period specified therein and may be renewed, from time to time, for such further period as may be prescribed. Conversion of non-metric weights and measures into standard units of weights or measures. (c) Seizes any weight, measure or other moveable property, shall, for every such offence, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, or with both. 15 to 19 (both inclusive) as are applicable to it shall be the standard weight or measure. 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. 60, Sec. View standards of weights and measures act.ppt from FBTI 1102 at Kerala Agricultural University. Changes to Legislation. (3) Every reference standard referred to in sub-section (2) shall be kept at such place and in such custody as may be prescribed and no such reference standard shall be deemed to be a reference standard and shall be used as such unless it has been verified and authenticated in accordance with the rules made under this Act. (2) The “mole” is the amount of substance of a system which contains as many elementary entities as there are atoms in 0.012 kilogram of carbon 12. Non-metric weight or measure not to be mentioned in any document, etc. – The Central Government shall make, or cause to be made, such surveys and collect, or cause to be collected, such statistics as it may consider necessary with a view to ascertaining the extent to which any standard of weight, measure or numeration established by or under this Act has been implemented in any area or in relation to any class of undertakings, users or goods and it shall be the duty of every person using weight or measure or making any numeration to render such assistance as the person making such survey or collecting such statistics may require. Provisions of this Act to override the provisions of any other law. 15, and every object or equipment referred to in Sec. (5) The Central Government may, on its own motion or otherwise, call for and examine the record of any proceeding (including a proceeding in appeal) in which any decision or order has been made, for the purpose of satisfying itself as to the correctness, legality or propriety of such decision or order and may pass such order thereon as it may think fit: Provided that no decision or order shall be varied under this sub-section so as to prejudicially affect any person unless such person has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the- proposed action, 82. Part IV Inter-State Trade Or Commerce In Weight, Measure Or Other Goods Chapter I Applicability Of This Part, 31. Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976: EBC: Amazon.sg: Books. 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