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Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976

 

Preamble

   
  PART I: Provisions Applicable to every Part
1.

Short title, extent and commencement

2.

Definitions

3.

Provisions of this Act to override the provisions of any other law

   
  PART II: Establishment of Standards of Weights and Measures
   
  CHAPTER I: Standard Units
4.

Units of weight or measure to be based on metric system

5.

Base unit of length

6.

Base unit of mass

7.

Base unit of time

8.

Base unit of electric current

9.

Base unit of thermodynamic temperature

10.

Base unit of luminous intensity

11.

Base unit of amount of substance

12.

Supplementary, derived, special and other units of weight or measure-Their symbols, definitions, etc.

13.

Base unit of numeration

14.

Standard unit of weight or measure

   
  CHAPTER II: Physical Representation of Standard Units
15.

National prototypes

16.

National standards

17.

National prototype and national standard how to be kept

18.

Reference, secondary and working standards

19.

Power to Central Government to prescribe physical characteristics, etc., of weights and measures

   
  CHAPTER III: Standard Weights and Measures
20.

Standard weight or measure

21.

Use of non -standard weight or measure prohibited

22.

Manufacture, of non-standard weight or measure prohibited

23.

Prohibition with regard to inscriptions, etc.

   
  CHAPTER IV: Custody and Verification of Standard Equipments
24.

Supply, etc. of reference standards

25.

Preparation and custody of secondary or working standards

26.

Verification, stamping, etc. of secondary or working standards

27.

Secondary or working standard which may be stamped

   
  PART III: Appointment and Powers of Director and other Staff
28.

Appointment of Director and other staff

29.

Power of inspection, etc.

30.

Forfeiture

   
  PART IV: Inter-State Trade or Commerce in Weight, Measure or other Goods
   
  CHAPTER I: Applicability of this Part
31.

Part IV to apply to interstate trade or commerce only

   
  CHAPTER II: General
32.

Use of weights only or measures only in certain cases

33.

Prohibition of quotations, etc. otherwise than in terms of standard units of weights, measures or numeration

34.

Any custom, usage, etc, contrary to standard weight, measure or numeration to be void

35.

Manufacturers, etc. to maintain records and registers

   
  CHAPTER III: Approval of Models
36.

Approval of models

37.

Licence to manufacture weights or measures when to be issued

38.

Weight or measure to contain number of the approved model, etc.

   
  CHAPTER IV: Commodities in packaged form intended to be sold or distributed in the course of inter-State trade or commerce
39.

Quantities and origin of commodities in packaged form to be declared

   
  CHAPTER V: Verification and Stamping of Weights and Measures sent from one State to another
40.

Definitions

41.

Verification and stamping of weights and measures sent from one State to another

42.

Weight or measure of the first category to be presumed to be correct throughout the territory of India

43.

Weight or measure of the first category not to be sold or used in any State unless it is stamped in the transfer or State

44.

Weights or measures of the second category received from transferor State to be produced before the local Inspector of the transferee State

45.

Procedure when any weight or measure is transferred from a transferee State to another State

46.

Manufacturers, etc., who send any weight and measure to any other State to submit return to the Controller

   
  PART V: Import and Export of Weights and Measures
   
  CHAPTER I: Registration of Exporters and importers
47.

Persons exporting or importing any weight or measure to get themselves registered

   
  CHAPTER II: Export and Import of Weights, Measures and Commodities in Packaged Form
48.

Conditions under which export of non-standard weights  and measures and other goods may be made

49.

Non-metric weight or measure not to be imported

   
  PART VI: Offences and their Trial
50.

Penalty for use of non-standard weights or measures

51.

Penalty for contravention of Sec. 18

52.

Penalty for contravention of Sec. 22

53.

Penalty for contravention of Sec. 23

54.

Penalty for contravention of Sec. 29

55.

Penalty for contravention of Sec. 32

56.

Penalty for contravention of Sec. 33

57.

Penalty for contravention of Sec. 34

58.

Penalty for contravention of Sec. 35

59.

Penalty for contravention of Sec. 36

60.

Penalty for manufacture of weights or measures unless approval of model is in force

61.

Penalty for contravention of Sec. 38

62.

Penalty for sale, etc. of unverified weights or measures in the course of Inter-State trade or commerce

63.

Penalty for contravention of Sec. 39

64.

Penalty for contravention of Sec. 47

65.

Penalty for contravention of Sec. 48

66.

Penalty for contravention of Sec. 49

67.

Penalty where no specific penalty is provided

68.

Presumption to be made in certain cases

69.

Penalty for personation of officials

70.

Penalty for giving false information or false returns

71.

Vexatious actions

72.

Cognizance of offences, etc.

73.

Compounding of offences

74.

Offences by companies and power of Court to publish name, place of business, etc. of companies convicted'

75.

Provisions of Indian Penal Code not to apply to any offence punishable under this Act

   
  PART VII: Training Institute
76.

Establishment of Training Institute and provisions for training there at

77.

Training at other places

 

Miscellaneous

78.

Survey and statistics

79.

Conversion of non-metric weights and measures into standard units of weights or measures

80.

Non-metric weight or measure not to be mentioned in any document, etc. or to form the basis of any contract after the commencement of this Act

81.

Appeals

82.

Levy of fees

83.

Power to make rules

84.

Continuance of certain weights and measures during transitional period

85.

Repeal and savings

   
 

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Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976

 

 

 

 

 

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