BANDIPORA, OCTOBER 24: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, a market checking squad of Legal Metrology today realized fine of Rs 11200 from erring shopkeepers here.
Taking strong note of the complaints of over-pricing and use of single use plastic bags on the eve of Eid Milad-un-Nabi(SAW), the district administration launched a massive district-wide inspection drive to curb over pricing and take immediate action against instances of violations.
The DC has directed all the concerned officers to ensure regular inspections of markets falling within their respective jurisdiction and take strict action against those indulging in overpricing and other mal practices.
The Department of Legal Metrology lead by Assistant Controller conducted inspection of various business establishments including vegetable, fruit sellers, poultry, mutton sellers, Kiryana, Bakery, LPG distributors and fuel dispensing pumps at Lankreshipora, Qazipora, Ashtingoo, Sheikh Muqam, Binlipora, Aloosa, Ajas and main market.
During the inspection, 16 traders were booked under different laws for violation of various legal metrology laws and a fine of Rs 11200 was imposed on erring traders.
On the occasion, officers stressed on the traders to follow the rules in letter and spirit and also asked the vendors to follow the packaged commodity rules and other Metrology Acts.
The DC said that the drive will continue on regular basis across all district markets to keep a check on traders and shopkeepers for indulging in overcharging and other unethical activities.