The Confederation of Indian Industry –Institute of Quality (CII-IQ) is pleased to announce its Two Days Seminar on the Legal Metrology Act 2009
Two Days Seminar on the Legal Metrology Act 2009 and the Rules made there under including the regulation of recent amended Legal Metrology Provisions of the Legal Metrology (Packed Packaged) 2011 vide Notification No. GSR 629 (E) dated 23rd June 2017 and come into force w. e. f 1st January 2018 but it was extended 31st March 2018 and its Implication to Trade and Industries: March 2018: Bangalore
The Legal Metrology Acts and Rules made there under are mandatory in nature, requiring all stake holders to comply with their requirements. The two Acts namely the Standards of Weights and Measures Act 1976 and the Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985 have been substituted by a new Parliamentary legislation named “The Legal Metrology Act 2009” on 14th January 2010 and this new Act is in force w.e.f. 1st day of April 2011. A number of Rules namely the Legal Metrology (General) Rules,2011, the Legal Metrology (National Standards) Rules,2011, the Legal Metrology (Numeration) Rules,2011, the Legal Metrology (Approval of Models) Rules,2011, Indian Institute of Legal Metrology Rules,2011 and the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules,2011 have already been being notified for implementation. This workshop will address the needs of stake holder Industries involved in the manufactures & importers, dealers, licensed repairers of weighing and measuring Instruments, packaged commodities of various types of products like food, cosmetics, chemicals, paints, etc, users of weighing and measuring instruments and also the personnel involved in the distribution of such products (both retail and wholesale) in the country under the new Act.
The Legal Metrology Act 2009 has brought about a number of new provisions for regulation of weighing and measuring instruments favourable to the stakeholders.
Regulation weighing and measuring instruments used in Industrial production has been deleted,
Export of weights and measures and packaged commodities taken off from regulation,
Registration of users of weights and measures withdrawn.
Enabling provision for verification of selected weighing and measuring instruments through Government approved Test Centres has been provided and the draft Rules for regulation of such agencies are prepared for implementation.
The penal provisions have also been modified.
Provision for nominating one of the Directors, for complying with the provisions of the Act and Rules have been introduced.
Details of the requirement of the Packaged Commodities Rules, 2011 label declaration and the maximum permissible error on net content would be discussed in detail. The proper understanding of the provisions of the Rules is very important for all industries engaged in packaging their product, as the Rules contains mandatory provisions and non-compliance invite severe penalty including imprisonment.
Statistical procedure laid under the Packaged Commodities Rules for conducting the net content checking of packaged commodities at manufacturing premises. The Packaged Commodities Rules have prescribed the permitted maximum permissible error on the net content of the commodities in the packages. Compliance to the requirement is mandatory. So it is necessary for the personnel involved in production and quality control department to monitor the net content of commodities in the packages in the production line and keep records as per the prescribed statistical norms to avoid litigation and prosecution. The maximum permissible error for various products have been revised in the recent amendment which is in line with the International practice and brought down considerably requiring the industries to adopt best packing practices. This would also help industries in saving a huge amount of inventory of their product preventing over packing. The seminar will provide in depth exposure to the process to be adopted in various industries.
The Enforcement Rules of the States provide for details of regulation of weighing and measuring instruments including verification, re-verification, inspection, licensing of manufacture, sale and repair of weighing and measuring instruments and on the procedure adopted for search & seizure, disposal of seized goods, etc.
The General Rules provides the specification of weighing and measuring instruments under regulation and provides guidelines for complying with their requirements.
The Model approval rules provides details for pattern approval of all weighing and measuring instruments manufactured locally and imported.
The seminar would provide opportunity to discuss every provisions of the Act and Rules and method of their compliance. The seminar would also provide opportunities to identify any rule/rules which are not practically possible to comply with economically technically for taking it up with the Government for consideration. The procedure adopted by the Govt for reviewing such petitions would also discussed.
The seats are limited to 25 participants only. Since registration is on first-come-first served basis, please forward your nominations at the earliest.
For registration you can contact :
Ms Supriya @ +91-9036832293,