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HC seeks Centre's reply on Tata Sky plea against seizure of STBs for not declaring MRP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Court Tuesday sought the Centre's response on a plea by direct broadcast satellite provider challenging seizure of its set-top box (STB) packages for not declaring the on them.

A bench of and Justice V K Rao issued notice to the seeking its stand on the petition that has also challenged the constitutional validity of a rule which makes it mandatory to declare MRP on packages.

The court directed the ministry to indicate its stand on the issue by March 1, the next date of hearing.

Besides seeking the setting aside of the seizure report of January 17, the also requested the Rule 4 of the Legal Metrology Rules, which makes declaring of MRP on packages mandatory, be quashed.

It also sought quashing of an August 9, 2018 circular by which the rule was made applicable to STBs.

The company, represented by P Chidambaram, has contended it was not required to declare MRP on packages as it falls under the definition of 'industrial consumer' as per the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011.

It also said that since the packages were not for sale, there was no need to indicate the MRP on them.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 17:45 IST