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THE STANDARDS OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES (ENFORCEMENT) ACT, 1985

Title : THE STANDARDS OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES (ENFORCEMENT) ACT, 1985

Year : 1985



(1)The State Government may, by notification, appoint a Controller of Legal Metrology for the State and as many Additional, Joint, Deputy or Assistant Controllers,Inspectors, and other officers and staff as may be necessary for exercising the powers, and efficiently discharging the duties, conferred or imposed on them byor under this Act or the Standards Act.

(2)Every Additional Controller, Inspector or other officer, appointed under sub-section (1), shall exercise such powers and discharge such functions of the Controller as the State Government may, by notification, authorise in this behalf.

(3) The Controller may, by general or special order, define the local limits with in which each Additional Controller, Inspector or other officer, appointed under sub-section (1) shall exercise his powers and discharge the duties conferred or imposed on him by or under this Act.

(4)Subject to the provisions of this Act, every Additional Controller, Inspector and other officer appointed under sub-section (1) shall exercise his powers and discharge the duties of his office under the general superintendence, direction and control of the Controller and shall exercise those powers and discharge those duties in the same manner and with the same effect as if they had been conferred or imposed on him directly by or under this Act and not by way of authorisation.

(5) The Controller and every Additional Controller and other officer authorised by or under this Act may also-

(a) Perform all or any of the functions of, and

(b) Exercise all or any of the powers conferred by this Act or any rule or order made there under, on,an Inspector.



Where the Controller is of opinion that it is necessary so to do, he may, by an order in writing, authorise any officer not below the rank of an Inspector, to adjust any weight or measure in any area within the local limits of his jurisdiction.



(a) The Controller and every Additional Controller, and every Inspector, and

(b) every other officer authorised by or under this Act to perform any duty, shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).



No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Controller, any Additional Controller, Inspector or any other person authorised by or under this Act to exercise any power or to perform any duty in respect of anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act or the Standards Act or any rule or order made under either of the Act aforesaid.
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