What is Legal Metrology?

The term “Weights & Measures” generally mean an object / instrument / apparatus or device which is used for the purpose of making weighment or measurement while selling any goods or service to a consumer.

The Legal Metrology Department of Andaman & Nicobar Administration is headed by Controller (LM) (Ex-offico Director (CS & CA)) and assisted by Assistant Controller (LM) & Legal Metrology Officers to execute the provisions of Legal Metrology Acts and Rules.

The main function of the Department is to ensure that the common man of Andaman & Nicobar Islands gets the right quantity of items whether in measures or in weights for the money he spent to purchase any specific item.

All the Weights, Balances, Petrol pump dispensers are stamped / sealed by this Department to ensure that consumer gets the item in the quantity he pays for.

Under Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2009 no dealer / wholesaler can sell any item for a price more than the MRP mentioned/ printed in the packaged commodity. In case of any violation the seller can be prosecuted in the Court.

 Acts / Rules governing Legal Metrology

  • Legal Metrology Act, 2009
  • The Andaman & Nicobar Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2011
  • Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011
  • The Legal Metrology (General) Rules, 2011