July 2, 2011
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The Legal Metrology (General) Rules has been notified. It repeals the SoWM (General) rules of 1987 and will come into force with effect from the 1st April, 2011 Important additions / Deletions
- Periodical interval for re-verification of weights and measures is included under Rule 27. Earlier, this item was included in the State Enforcement Rules. It will be two years for all weights, capacity measures, length measures, tape, beam scale, counter machine. Five years for storage tanks and one year for all others.
- Qualification of Legal Metrology Officers has been prescribed under Rule 28. An LMO cannot be given posting unless he successfully completes the basic training course at the IILM, Ranchi.
- Items mentioned under Heading A of Schedule VII and Schedule IX have been omitted from the new schedules