The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (Department of Consumer Affairs) on July 14, 2022 has amended the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 (“Rules”) vide the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) (Second Amendment) Rules, 2022 (“Second Amendment Rules”).
Rule 6 of the Rules concerning declarations to be made on every package which is not:
(a) containing quantity of more than 25 kilogram or 25 litre;
(b) cement, fertiliser and agricultural farm produce sold in bags above 50 kilogram; and
(c) meant for industrial consumers or institutional consumers,
has been amended pursuant to the Second Amendment Rules.
The amendments to Rule 6 are as follows:
(a) Insertion of a proviso to sub-rules (1)(a) and (1)(b)
The intent of this proviso is to regulate manufacture/ packaging/ import of an electronic product after July 15, 2022 (“Electronic Product”). It provides that the package of such product shall, for a period of one year from such date:
(i) declare the name of the manufacturer, packer, or importer, as the case may be, on the package itself and such declaration shall also inform the consumers to scan the QR code for the address and other related information,
(ii) inform the consumers to scan the QR code for the common or generic name of the commodity and where such package contains more than one product, then for the name and number or quantity of each product,
in case such information is declared through the QR Code and not declared on the package itself.
(b) Insertion of a proviso to sub-rule (2)
It provides that the package of such Electronic Product shall, for a period of one year from such date, declare the telephone number and e-mail address, on the package itself and such declaration shall also inform the consumers to scan the QR code for other related information in case such information is declared through the QR Code and not declared on the package itself.
Please find attached a copy of the Second Amendment Rules.
Contributed by Namitha Mathews (Partner) and Anukriti Goswami (Associate).
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