Trader Fined For Selling School Uniforms Without Price Tag

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SRINAGAR — Taking note of a complaint lodged by a parent against a trader selling school uniforms of a particular school without a price tag, the field executives of Legal Metrology Department conducted the spot inspection of the premises of the trader near 90-feet road Sri­nagar and found the complaint genuine.

The trader was found selling the school uniforms without the label carrying a mandato­ry declaration of MRP /Month & Year of Manufacture/Size in metric units/Customer care details etc. Under Legal Me­trology laws, it is obligatory on the manufacturer to print MRP/Size/Date/Customer-care details/Address of Manu­facturer etc on the label of the uniform. The retailers are not allowed to sell the school uni­forms which are not conform­ing to labelling norms.

The trader failed to provide the bill/invoice of the manu­facturer and as a result, he was held responsible for the lapse. In absence of the price on the label, there is every apprehen­sion that the customer will be cheated. The customer has the right to know about the price, quality, standard, size, etc of the school uniforms. The retailer was penalized at Rs 3000/- for the shortcoming.

The consumers may contact the department on the toll-free No 1800-180-7114 or 0194- 2490390 during office hours in case they have some genuine complaints regarding Legal Metrology laws/Consumer Protection Act.

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