Indian Bare Acts

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

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

Year : 1985



(1) Any custom, usage, practice or method of whatever nature which permits a person to demand, receive, or cause to be demanded or received, any quantity of article, thing or service in excess of; or less than the quantity specified by weight, measure or number in any contract or other agreement in relation to the said article, thing or service, shall be void.

(2) Where in relation to any commodity sold by number there is a custom or usage of delivering a fixed number of such commodity in addition to the number of commodities paid for, such custom or usage shall, on and from the commencement of this Act, cease.



(1) Where any commodity is sold by heaps, the approximate weight, measure or number of the commodity contained in each heap shall be conspicuously announced by the seller or his agent, if any, either by word of mouth or by a written notice placed on each heap:

Provided that no such announcement shall be necessary in the case of a heap where the total price of the commodity contained in such heap does not exceed two rupees.

(2) Where, or weighment, measurement or counting of any commodity sold by heap, it is found that the weight, measure or number, determined by such weighment, measurement or counting, is less than the approximate weight, measure or number announced by the seller or his agent and the deficiency is more than five per cent of such announced weight, measure or number, the seller shall be deemed to have used a false weight or measure.
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