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About Department
Department of Legal Metrology (Formerly known as Department of Weights and measures) now in order to align with the recommendations of International Organization of Legal Metrology for which India is also a member country, the Department is renamed as "Department of Legal Metrology" 
Aims of the Department
  • Maintenance of accuracy in all weights Measures
    used in Trade,Commerce Industry
  • Protection of Consumer Interest
  • To ensure correct quantities for the prices paid
  • To ensure correct weighment of farm produced in sale transaction
Employees Strength
SlNo
Category
Strength
1
Controller
1
2
Deputy Controller
6
3
Assistant Controller
39
4
Inspectors
107
5
Superintendent
3
6
First Division Clerk
21
7
Steno
6
8
Second Division Clerk
34
9
Typist
35
10
Driver
12
11
Manual Assistant
126
12
Group D
107
13
Night Watchman
1
 
Total
498
Top          1.   Maintance of accuracy in all Weights & Measures used in trade, Commerce & Industry.

 2.    Protection of Consumers against cheating in Weights and Measures in transaction.

3.     To ensure correct quantities in Weights, Measures and Packaged Commodities.

4.     To ensure correct Weighment of farm produce in sale and transaction.

 

In order to achieve the above goal, the Department is enforcing and implementing the following

Central and State Legislations.

 

      1. The Legal Metrology Act -2009.

      2. The Legal Metrology (General) Rules - 2011.

      3. The Legal Metrology (National Standard) Rules - 2011.

      4. The Legal Metrology (Numeration) Rules – 2011.

      5. The Legal Metrology (Approval of Models) Rules – 2011

      6. The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules – 2011.

      7. The Indian Institute of Legal Metrology Rules – 2011.

      8. The Karnataka Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules – 2011.