The Standards of Weights and Measures Act,1976

The Standards of Weights and Measures Act,1976

 

CONTENTS

 

Sections

Particulars

 
  Preamble
 
1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
3 Provisions of this Act to override the provisions of any other law
4 Units of weight or measure to be based on metric system
5 Base unit of length
6 Base unit of mass
7 Base unit of time
8 Base unit of electric current
9 Base unit of thermodynamic temperature
10 Base unit of luminous intensity
11 Base unit of amount of substance
12 Supplementary, derived, special and other units of weight or measure-Their symbols, definitions, etc
13 Base unit of numeration
14 Standard unit of weight or measure
15 National prototypes
16 National standards
17 National prototype and national standard how to be kept
18 Reference, secondary and working standards
19 Power to Central Government to prescribe physical characteristics, etc., of weights and measures
20 Standard weight or measure
21 Use of non-standard weight or measure prohibited
22 Manufacture of non-standard weight or measure prohibited
23 Prohibition with regard to inscriptions, etc
24 Supply, etc. of reference standards
25 Preparation and custody of secondary or working standards
26 Verification, stamping, etc. of secondary or working standards
27 Secondary or working standard, which may be stamped
28 Appointment of Director and other staff
29 Power of inspection, etc
30 Forfeiture
31 Part IV to apply to inter-State Trade or commerce only
32 Use of weights only or measures only in certain cases
33 Prohibition of quotations, etc. otherwise than in terms of standard units of weights, measures or numeration
34 Any custom, usage, etc.,contrary to standard weight, measure or numeration to be void
35 Manufacturers, etc., to maintain records and registers
36 Approval of models
37 Licence to manufacture weights or measures when to be issued
38 Weight or measure to contain number of the approved model, etc
39 Quantities and origin of commodities in packaged fo rm to be declared
40 Definitions
41 Verification and stamping of weights and measures sent from one State to another
42 Weight or measure of the first category to be presumed to be correct throughout the territory of India
43 Weight or measure of the first category not to be sold or used in any State unless it is stamped in the transferor State
44 Weights or measures of the second category received from transferor State to be produced before the local Inspector of the transferee State
45 Procedure when any weight or measure is transferred from a transferee State to another State
46 Manufacturers, etc., who send any weight and measure to any other State to submit return to the Controller
47 Persons exporting or importing any weight or measure to get themselves registered
48 Conditions under which export of non-standard weight and measures and other goods may be made
49 Non-metric weight or measure not to be imported
50 Penalty for use of non-standard weights or measures
51 Penalty for contravention of Sec. 18
53 Penalty for contravention of Sec. 23
54 Penalty for contravention of Sec. 29
55 Penalty for contravention of Sec. 32
56 Penalty for contravention of Sec. 33
57 Penalty for contravention of Sec. 34
58 Penalty for contravention of Sec. 35
59 Penalty for contravention of Sec. 36
60 Penalty for manufacture of weights or measures unless approval of model is in force
61 Penalty for contravention of Sec. 38
62 Penalty for sale, etc. of unverified weights or measures in the course of inter-State trade or commerce
63 Penalty for contravention of Sec. 39
64 Penalty for contravention of Sec. 47
65 Penalty for contravention of Sec. 48
66 Penalty for contravention of Sec. 49
67 Penalty where no specific penalty is provided
68 Presumption to be made in certain cases
69 Penalty for personation of officials
70 Penalty for giving false information or false returns
71 Vexatious actions
72 Cognizance of offences, etc
73 Compounding of offences
74 Offences by companies and power of Court fee publish name, place of business, etc. of companies convicted
75 Provisions of Indian Penal Code not to apply to any offence punishable under this Act
76 Establishment of a Training Institute and provisions for training thereat
77 Training at other places
78 Survey and statistics
79 Conversion of non-metric weights and measures into standard units of weights or measures
80 Non-metric weight or measure not to be mentioned in any document, etc. or to form the basis of any contract after the commencement of this Act
81 Appeals
82 Levy of fees
83 Power to make rules
84 Continuance of certain weights and measures during transitional period
85 Repeal and savings
 
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