Legal Metrology Department

Last Updated on: April 27, 2022

Overview of the Department

The Department acts as an instrument to safeguard the consumers from unscrupulous traders. In implementing the provisions of the Legal Metrology Act/Rules, the Legal Metrology officer conducts periodical verification, re-verification and stamping of all weights & measures, weighing and measuring instruments of all traders. Inspection, raids and seizures are also undertaken by the enforcement staff (Inspector/Assistant Controller) to eliminate the use of illegal and non-standard weights and measures and also to discourage short delivery, overcharging of prices of pre-packaged Commodities whenever short deliveries, overcharging of prices, possession and use of unstamped weights and measures are detected by the Enforcement staff, the offenders are booked and prosecuted under relevant sections of the Legal Metrology Act/Rules. The Department is consumer-centric and stands committed to protect the consumers from unscrupulous traders. Legal actions are being taken by the Department against the defaulters and malpractices in weighing and measuring and also in charging higher price than the marked price on all pre-packaged commodities.

Staff Pattern with duties and responsibilities:-

  1. Assistant Controller:- Supervise the Inspectors and enforcement activities
  2. Inspector:- Verification and stamping, enforcement etc.
  3. Manual Assistant:- Helper of Inspectors
  4. Jr.Assistant:- Maintain of office works/records.
  5. Chowkidar cum Peon:- Assist the officials and aid them in the execution of their public duty.

Vacancy Details: a) Inspector - 1 No. b)Manual Assistant - 1 No. c) Chowkidar cum Peon - 1 No.