The doctors keenly observe weight of expectant mother and accordingly medication is prescribed. After the birth of a child, weight of newborn infant is noted. This is a beginning of a human being, which goes hand in hand with legal metrology. In the pre-medieval era, we find standard prescribed for weights and measures. One is astonished to notice beweldering nature of the then weights and measures, which has an antique value in the present Century. Various standards in respect of weights and measures in Harrapann civilization stands a mile-stone in the history of urban civilization.

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Chapter I Preliminary 1. Short title and commencement. Reference standards. Secondary standards. Working standards. Power to specify any other reference, secondary or working standard. Reference standard balances. Secondary standard balances. Working standard balances. Power to specify the standard equipment. Measures other than measuring instruments. Weighing and measuring instruments.

Procedure for carrying out calibration of vehicle tanks, etc. Chapter V Import of Weights and Measures Registration of Importer. Conditions, etc. Prohibition on sale of non-standard weight or measure within the country.

Maintenance of record in relation to non-standard weight or measure. The record so maintained shall be open to Inspection by any officer authorised by the Central Government in this behalf. Sample checking of weight and measure. Checking of non-standard weights and measures sample which are to be exported. Permission to get manufactured non-standard weight or measure for scientific investigation or research.

Explanation: For the purpose of this rule, a nonstandard weight or measure means a weight or measure which is, or is proposed to be, manufactured in accordance with any unit of weight or measure, other than standard unit of weight of measure specified by or under the Act.

Chapter VII Miscellaneous The goods in question shall, after such weighing or measuring is returned to the trader or the purchaser as the case may be: Provided that if the trader or his agent or the other person who has committed the offence refuses to sign the form, the Director or the person authorised by him in this behalf shall obtain the signature of not less than two persons present at the time of such refusal by the trader or his agent or other person.

Time within which unverified weight and measure to be verified and stamped. Register and reports to be maintained by persons referred to in Section 17 or the Act. Scale of fee. Use of regional languages. Periodical verification of weights or measures. Qualifications of Legal Metrology Officer. Nomination of Director by a Company under the Act. Repeal and savings. Provided that such repeal shall not affect: a the previous operations of the said rules or anything done or omitted to be done or suffered therein; or b any right, privilege, obligation or liability acquired, accrued or incurred under the said rules; or c any penalty, forfeiture or punishment incurred in respect of any offence committed against the said rules; or d any investigation, legal, proceedings or remedy in respect of any such right, privilege, obligation, liability, penalty, forfeiture or punishment as aforesaid.

And any such investigation, legal proceedings or remedy may be instituted, continued or en forged and any such penalty, forfeiture or punishment may be imposed as if the said rules had not been rescinded.


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