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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) Notwithstanding any custom, usage or method of whatever nature, no weight or measure, other than the standard weight or measure, shall be used or kept in any premises in such circumstances as to indicate that such weight or measure is intended, or is likely to be used, for any weighment or measurement.

(2) On and from the commencement of this Act, no weight, measure or number, other than the standard weight or measure shall be used in, or form the basis of any contract or other agreement in relation to any trade, commerce, production or protection.

(3) Any contract or other agreement, which contravenes the provisions of sub-section (2) shall be void.



(1) The State Government may by rules made in this behalf, direct that in respect of the classes of goods, services or undertakings or users specified therein.-

(a) No transaction, dealing or contract shall be made or had, or

(b) No industrial production shall be undertaken, or

(c) No use for protection shall be made, except by such weight, measure or number as may be specified therein.

(2) Any rule made under sub-section (1) shall taken effect in such area, from such future date and subject to such conditions, if any, as may be specified therein.



Except where he is permitted under the Standards Act so to do, no person shall, in relation to any goods or things which are sold, transferred, distributed or delivered, or any service rendered-

(a) Quote, or make announcement of, whether by word of mouth or otherwise, any price or charge, or

(b) Issue or exhibit any price list, invoice, cash memo or other document, or

(c) Mention any weight or measure in any advertisement poster or other document, or

(d) Indicate the weight, measure or number of the net contents of any package on the package itself or on any label, carton or other thing, or

(e) Express, in relation to any transaction, industrial production or protection, any quantity or dimension,otherwise than in accordance with the standard weight or measure.
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