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Legal Metrology Department books LPG Dealers for selling underweight Cylinders


Srinagar, Jan. 18(KINS):In pursuance to the directions issued by Controller Legal Metrology Department J&K, Majid K.A Drabu, field executives of Legal Metrology Department conducted a special inspection drive against LPG Dealers stationed in Kashmir division.

In a statement issued to news agency KINS, the drive was aimed at seeking compliance to various provisions of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and LPG Regulation (Supply and Distribution Order) 2000.

“During the inspection, LPG cylinders were thoroughly checked in order to ensure that whether the exact quantity of LPG is filled in the Cylinders or not. 

The cases were registered against 11 such erring LPG Traders for selling the underweight Gas Cylinders to the Consumers and not maintaining the proper weighing scale in order to check the weight of the Cylinder prior to delivery. Four LPG dealers were on spot fined with Rs. 18000 while cases were booked against six other LPG dealers who were found indulging in short delivery of LPG cylinders”.

“Moreover, the Department has advised consumers to remain alert while purchasing LPG and has asked them to insist on payment receipt while purchasing from LPG dealers. The Weight is written on every LPG Cylinder and every customer should ask the home delivery personal to check the weight of that cylinder by using the weighing scale which remains under the possession of every LPG Delivery van.  Any instance of overcharging or cheating by LPG may be brought into notice of the Department for taking proper legal action against the erring LPG dealers. The distributors were directed to keep a weighing scale and leak detectors in the delivery vans for checking weight and leakage of the valve of cylinder”.(KINS)


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