The penal provisions for violation of Legal Metrology Act, 2009 & Rules framed thereunder have been detailed below. The penalties mainly relate with the violation of manufacturing of non-standard Weights & Measures, counterfeiting of seal, short weighment / measurement, use of non verified weights & measures, not making mandatory declarations on the packaged commodities.
The penalty is imposed depending upon the nature of offence committed by the accused. The non-compoundable offences are sent to court of law for trial. The details of major offences and penalties are given below