LMD penalizes spare parts company
SRINAGAR: The Legal Metrology Department (LMD) on Wednesday penalized the an importer company of pare parts company on establishing violation of rules.
The action was taken after a complaint was lodged by All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Association-Gulmarg against an authorized dealer of an Importer-Company for selling spare-parts without complying with the rules.
In wake of this, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole referred the complaint to the Legal Metrology Department (LMD) for immediate action and report.
“The LMD vehemently raided the premises of sale and service centre of the authorized dealer at Tangmarg,” the official hand out reads.
During the surprise inspection, a huge number of imported spare-parts were found without Maximum Retail Price and other mandatory declarations like month and year of import, customer-care details and address of Importer, the hand out reads.
“A challan was made out against the Importer-Company and six products were seized on spot as evidence for being without proper labeling,” it reads.
The LMD has informed that it was the mandate of the Importer to re-label the imported products before supplying them into markets.
“The Legal Notice was served to the Importer for not labeling the imported spare-parts, leaving the scope for manipulation of prices and other declarations, the Importer-Company confessed the lapse of not labeling the products owing to Covid-pandemic conditions in the country,” the hand out reads.
The Assistant Controller, Legal Metrology Baramulla slapped a fine of Rs one lakh on the Importer-Company with the direction to re-label the unsold stocks of spare-parts available with the dealer.
“It will help the customers to know about the price of the product before buying it for use or repair,” the handout reads.