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Centre amends Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011

Centre amends Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011

The central government has amended the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011 making declaration of maximum retail price (MRP) in Indian currency inclusive of all taxes on pre packed commodities and date of manufacture mandatory. The amendments to come into effect from 1st April, 2022, said the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.

"To safeguard interest of consumers, the Department of Consumer Affairs under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has omitted the Rule 5 of the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities), Rules 2011 defining the Schedule II prescribing the pack sizes of various types of commodities, " it said in a statement.

A new provision has been introduced to indicate the unit sale price on pre packed commodities, which will allow easier comparison of the prices of the commodities at the time of purchase, it added.

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