The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 provide that commodities in packaged form can not be sold at a price higher than MRP. Under the provisions of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, State Governments are taking action for selling packaged commodities at the price higher than MRP in various States/ UTs, as the enforcement of weights and measures is done by the State Governments. Central Government have issued advisories to the State Governments for taking necessary actions against the violators for selling pre-packaged commodities at the price higher than MRP from time to time.
The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 have been amended and a new provision for E-Commerce entity is inserted under rule 6. The amendment has been notified vide GSR 629(E) dated 23rd June, 2017.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Shri C.R. Chaudhary today in Lok Sabha.
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