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Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985

[Act No. 54 of 1985]

[4th September, 1985]

Contents
Sections Particulars
  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
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 verification 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 XI 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


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