Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985 Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985 Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985
 
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Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985

 

Preamble

   
  CHAPTER I: PRELIMINARY
1.

Short title, extent and commencement

2.

Act not to apply to inter-State trade or commerce

3.

Definitions

4.

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

   
  CHAPTER II: APPOINTMENT OF CONTROLLERS, INSPECTORS AND OTHER OFFICERS
5.

Appointment of Controllers, Inspectors and other officers and staff

6.

Power to authorise Inspector to adjust weights or measures

7.

Controller and officers appointed under this Act to be public servants

8.

Protection of action taken in good faith

   
  CHAPTER III: GENERAL PROVISIONS IN RELATION TO STANDARD WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
9.

Prohibition of use of weights and measures other than standard weights and measures

10.

Use of weights only or measures only in certain cases

11.

Prohibition of quotations, etc., otherwise than in terms of standard weight or measure

   
  CHAPTER IV: CUSTODY AND VERIFICATION OF STANDARD EQUIPMENTS
12.

Custody and verification of reference standards

13.

Preparation of secondary and working standards

14.

Verification, stamping and custody of secondary or working standards

15.

Secondary or working standard which may not be stamped

   
  CHAPTER V: REGISTRATION OF USERS OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
16.

Persons using weights or measures for transactions or industrial production or for protection to get themselves registered

17.

Procedure of registration

18.

Punishment for non-registration

   
  CHAPTER VI: MANUFACTURE, REPAIR OR SALE OF WEIGHTS OR MEASURES
19.

Prohibition on the manufacture, repair or sale of weights or measures without licence

20.

Suspension and cancellation of licence

21.

Manufacture of weights or measures

22.

Prohibition of sale or use of unstamped weights or measures

23.

Manufacturer, etc., to maintain records and registers

   
  CHAPTER VII: VERIFICATION AND STAMPING OF WEIGHTS OR MEASURES
24.

Verification and stamping of weights or measures

25.

Display of certificate of verification

26.

Validity of weights or measures duly stamped

   
  CHAPTER VIII: INSPECTION, SEARCH, SEIZURE AND FORFEITURE
27.

Power to inspect

28.

Power of Inspector to require production of weight or measure or records for inspection

29.

Power of Inspector to enter premises

30.

Power to search

31.

Power of Inspector to seize any weight or measure

32.

Forfeiture

   
  CHAPTER IX: PROVISIONS WITH REGARD TO THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF COMMODITIES IN PACKAGED FORM WITHIN THE STATE
33.

Provisions of the Standards Act and the rules made there under relating to commodities in packaged form to apply to commodities in packaged form sold or distributed within the State

   
  CHAPTER X: PROVISIONS WITH REGARD TO ANY CUSTOM OR USAGE RELATING TO THE SALE OF ANY COMMODITY, WHETHER BY QUANTITY OR NUMBER, AND SALE OF COMMODITIES BY HEAPSE
34.

Custom or usage requiring delivery of additional quantities to cease

35.

Sale by heaps

   
  CHAPTER XI: OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
36.

Penalty for manufacturing, etc., of non-standard weights or measures

37.

Penalty for counterfeiting of seals, etc.

38.

Penalty for sale or delivery of commodities, etc., by nonstandard weight or measure

39.

Penalty for keeping non-standard weights or measures for use and for other contraventions

40.

Penalty for contravention of section 10

41.

Penalty for contravention of section 11

42.

Penalty for contravention of section 19

43.

Penalty for contravention of section 20

44.

Penalty for contravention of section 21

45.

Penalty for contravention of section 22

46.

Penalty for contravention of section 23

47.

Penalty for contravention of section 24

48.

Penalty for contravention of section 28

49.

Penalty for contravention of section 29

50.

Penalty for contravention of sections 30 and 31

51.

Penalty for contravention of section 33

52.

Penalty for contravention of section 35

53.

Penalty for tampering with licence

54.

Penalty for selling or delivering rejected weights and measures

55.

Penalty for personation of officials

56.

Penalty for giving false information or maintaining false records or registers

57.

Wilful verfication or disclosure in contravention of Law

58.

Vexatious search

59.

Penalty for contraventions not separately provided for

60.

Presumption to be made in certain cases

61.

When employer to be deemed to have abetted an offence

62.

Offences by companies

63.

Cognizance of offences

64.

Summary trial of certain offences

65.

Compounding of offences

66.

Provisions of Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) not to apply to any offence under this Act

   
  CHAPTER XII: MISCELLANEOUS
67.

Transfer or transmission of business

68.

Licences neither saleable nor transferable

69.

Appeals

70.

Levy of fees

71.

Delegation of powers

72.

Power to make rules

73.

Power of State Government to make provisions of the Standards Act relating to approval of models applicable to models of weights or measures intended to be used exclusively within the State

74.

Act not to apply in certain cases

75.

Repeal and savings

 

Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985

 

 

 

 

 

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