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Legal Metrology

Legal Metrology

The Legal Metrology wing of the Department of Consumer Affairs came into being in 2009 and deals with the monitoring and regulation of manufacturing, import and business of weighing and measuring instruments and devices.

At CliniExperts, we assist manufacturers and importers of weighing and measuring instruments and devices to obtain appropriate licenses and approvals for setting up their company and marketing their products. The Legal Metrology Department falls under the Department of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Wing of the Government of India.

Providing close support, we help our clients obtain the following from the Legal Metrology Department.

Services Under Legal Metrology - License, Registration, Stamping & Verification, Model Approval and More

Registration

Registration of a company as a manufacturer, importer or packer of weighing and measuring instruments and devices needs to be done under Legal Metrology. Government Authorities have devised a systematic procedure for registration of a respective company under Legal Metrology. At CliniExperts, we protect our clients from the strenuous application procedure to help save their time and effort.

Registrations Under Legal Metrology
For all the product labels which fall under the Legal Metrology purview, the respective company needs to obtain a packaging and warehouse registration or renewal for products to be marketed in India. Warehouses where these labels are affixed on the packages also need to make a registration under Rule 27 from the respective categories of importer, manufacturer and packer. We assist importers/manufacturers and packers with new registrations as well as renewals of the existing license.

Licenses

Legal Metrology has defined specific licenses and application procedures related to weighing and measuring instruments and devices. These procedures may include manufacturing, import, marketing and repair of measuring instruments and related equipment. Rules also require a company to perform regular and periodic updates and license renewals towards the Legal Metrology department.

At CliniExperts, we help our clients in obtaining licenses and performing these periodic updates to the Legal Metrology Division without any problems and unnecessary effort.

License as a Manufacturer

Legal Metrology has defined specific licenses and application procedures related to weighing and measuring instruments and devices. These procedures may include manufacturing, import, marketing and repair of measuring instruments and related equipment. Rules also require a company to perform regular and periodic updates and license renewals towards the Legal Metrology department.

At CliniExperts, we help our clients in obtaining licenses and performing these periodic updates to the Legal Metrology Division without any problems and unnecessary effort.

Process For License As Manufacturer Under Legal Metrology

License as a Dealer

Legal Metrology has defined specific licenses and application procedures related to weighing and measuring instruments and devices. These procedures may include manufacturing, import, marketing and repair of measuring instruments and related equipment. Rules also require a company to perform regular and periodic updates and license renewals towards the Legal Metrology department.

At CliniExperts, we help our clients in obtaining licenses and performing these periodic updates to the Legal Metrology Division without any problems and unnecessary effort.

Process For License As Dealer Under Legal Metrology

License as a Repairer

A firm involved in performing repairs of weighing and measuring equipment, instrument and devices falling under the Legal Metrology purview must obtain a repairer license. The license needs to be obtained for the respective state where the company performs its services. The application for obtaining a license as a repairer can be filed using form LR-1 and obtained in form LR-3 for the same. The applicant can use form LR-2 for filing an application for the renewal of an existing Repairer License.

Process For License As Repairer Under Legal Metrology

Model Approval

Every different model of a measuring and weighing instrument falling under the Legal Metrology purview must obtain a Model Approval from the Central Legal Metrology Department. An application for the approval of a model needs to be filed along with a couple of models and their documentation and details. A grant of the certificate of approval and report by a verified and certified referral laboratory must also be submitted along with the application

Pertaining to the detailed report submitted by the referral laboratory, the Central Legal Metrology Department may grant an approval to the respective instrument/device models. Upon approval, the model of the instrument is assigned a unique code. It is then the responsibility of the manufacturer to mention this code on labels /certificates affixed upon each instrument sold by the manufacturer or importer.

CliniExperts provides diligent support to its clients in filing and obtaining a model approval for their measuring instruments from the Central Legal Metrology Department.

Model Approval Process

Stamping and Verification

According to the State Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2010, every approved weighing and measuring instrument is required to be stamped either by the State Legal Metrology Officer or respective District Legal Metrology Inspectors. Under the Legal Metrology Act 2009, the concerned officer must test and verify an instrument to meeting the established standards. Upon verification, a stamp specifying the year and its quarter is placed on every verified instrument. Upon completion of the verification and stamping process, the concerned officer must issue a certificate of verification in accordance with Schedule VIII of the Legal Metrology Act 2009.

A report with the details of sold products must be submitted regularly in a specified format to the State Legal Metrology Department.
Our experience team at CliniExperts helps our clients with the Stamping and Verification process of their measuring equipment by the State Legal Metrology Department.

Affixing labels on the measuring instruments is necessary, and manufacturing and printing of these labels can be a difficult and time consuming task sometimes. A delay in obtaining stamping and verification certificates from the Legal Metrology Department or from local vendors can result in a decline in sales.
CliniExperts offers commendable support to its clients for manufacturing and printing their labels on time. Our collaboration with punctual label manufacturers and vendors allows us to assist you with obtaining labels on time for stamping and verification by Legal Metrology officials.

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