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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



Every reference standard shall be kept at such place and in such custody as may be prescribed, and no such reference standard shall be deemed to be a reference standard and shall be used as such unless it has been verified authenticated and maintained in accordance with the rules made under the Standards Act.



The State Government may cause to be prepared at the metrological wing of the mint at Bombay, as many sets of secondary standards or working standards as it may think necessary:

Provided
that where the mint intimates the State Government in writing that it is unable to prepare any secondary standard or working standard, that Government may cause such secondary standard or working standard to be prepared by such organisation as the Central Government may, on a reference made to it by the State Government, by notification, specify in this behalf.



(1) Every secondary standard or working standard referred to in section 13, shall conform to the standards established by or under the Standards Act and shall be verified-

(a) In the case of a secondary standard, at any one of the places where reference standards are maintained, against the appropriate reference standard;

(b) In the case of a working standard, at any one of the places where secondary standards are maintained, against the appropriate secondary standard,in such manner and at such periodical intervals as may be specified by or under the Standards Act and shall, if found on such verification to conform to the standards established by or under that Act, be stamped.

(2) Where any secondary standard or working standard is stamped under sub-section (1), a certificate shall be separately issued showing the date on which such weight or measure was stamped.

(3) Every verification and stamping referred to in sub-section (1) shall be made by such person or authority as may be specified by or under the Standards Act.

(4) A secondary standard or working standard which is not verified and stamped in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) and sub-section (3) shall not be deemed to be a secondary standard or working standard, as the case may be, and shall not be used for the verification of any working standard or, as the case may be, for the verification of any weight or measure.

(5) Every verified secondary standard and every verified working standard shall be kept at such place and in such custody as may be prescribed.



(1) Where the State Government is of opinion that by reason of the size or nature of any secondary standard or working standard, it is not desirable or practicable to put a stamp thereon, it may direct that instead of putting a stamp on such secondary standard or working standard, a certificate may be issued to the effect that such secondary standard or working standard conforms to the standards established by or under the Standards Act and every secondary standard or working standard so certified shall be deemed to have been duly stamped under this Act on the date on which such certificate was issued.

(2) Every certificate referred to in sub-section (1) shall be in such form as may be prescribed and shall contain such details as to enable a clear identification of the weight or measure to which it relates.
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