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Legal Metrology Repairer License

Any person/firm involved in dealing with weight and measure instruments, devices, or equipment falling under the purview of Legal Metrology must obtain a repairer licenseAn application for a repairer license is submitted to the Controller of the State Legal Metrology along with application fees and essential documents. The license is valid for a minimum of one year and a maximum of five years.

Under Section 23 of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, there is a prohibition of manufacture, repair, or sale of weight or measure items without a license. It further states that no person shall manufacture, repair, or sale, any weight or measure unless a valid license is issued by the Controller. It is important to note that no license to repair shall be required by a manufacturer for the purpose of repairing its own weight or measure.

As per Section 46 of the Legal Metrology Act 2009, any person who repairs or sells, etc. any weight or measure without being having a valid license, shall be punished with a fine which may extend to Rs. 5,000 or for a subsequent offence with imprisonment for a term up to one year or with fine or both

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Filing of Forms with Legal Metrology for Repairers License

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Filing of Forms with Legal Metrology for Repairers License.
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Business or Individual planning to get Repairers License for LMPC

How It's Done

    • Purchase of Plan
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    • Share the details as requested
    • Preparation of Form and Filing with Legal Metrology
Documents Required
  • Certificate of registration of Industry/registration under Shops and Establishments Act/ NOC from Grampanchayat
  • Authenticated document regarding Proprietorship/Registered partnership deed/ memorandum of association and articles of association along with list of directors
  • Premises - ownership documents/ registered rent or leave license agreement or lease agreement NOC from the owner / NOC of the member if the premise is owned by family member.
  • Machinery, tools and equipment list
  • PAN Card Copy (Proprietor PAN in case Proprietorship Company/Company PAN in case Partnership/LLP /Pvt. Ltd./Ltd.).
  • Profession tax registration.
  • List of qualified persons.
  • Educational qualification certificate of the Applicant / qualified person.
  • Experience certificate of applicant / qualified person.
  • List of testing equipment.
  • Verification certificate of test weight or measure.
  • List of loan articles.
  • Verification certificate of loan articles.
  • Self-declaration about whether any offence is pending against him in court or police station.
  • Self-declaration about whether the Applicant has violated any of the provisions of Legal Metrology Act, 2009 or rules made there under.
  • Latest electricity bill.
  • Partners/Directors PAN & Aadhar Card (if applicable).
  • Any Other documents if required after application.

Process of Legal Metrology Repairer Licence

A repairer license is a mandatory legal approval for those dealing with the repair of weight and measures falling under the Legal Metrology Act. An application relating to the repairer license is filed with the Controller of the State Legal metrology Department along with standard necessary papers and fees. The legal metrology officer grants the repairer license with one-year validity. The maximum validity of the repairer license has been capped at five years. The Legal Metrology department serves as a primary regulator of weights and measures in the country. This department operates under the aegis of the Ministry Of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

Definition of Repairer under Legal Metrology Act 2009

According to the Legal Metrology Act 2009, the term "repairer" denotes a person who is involved in the repair of weights and measures. Besides, it is referred to as an individual who cleans, lubricates, or calibrates any weights and measures in accordance with the norms of the governing Act.

What is the Objective of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009?

Legal metrology aims for;

  • Legalizing the process of manufacturing, repairing and trading of weights and measures
  • Systematic and periodic calibration of weights and measures
  • The facilitation of genuine weights and measures for the end-users
  • Protecting the interest of the general public by mitigating malpractices relating to weights and measures

  • Curbing the availability of non-standard weights and measures

List of Weights and Measures falling under the Legal Metrology Act, 2009

    • Volumetric Flask.
    • Measuring Cups and Spoons
    • Syringes and Pipettes
    • Burette
    • Sphygmomanometers (Instrument used to measure the Arterial Blood Pressure)
    • Clinical Thermometer
    • Taximeter
    • Fuel measuring system for automobiles
    • Water Meters
    • Bulk Meters
    • Volumetric Container Filling Machines
    • Folding Scales
    • Steel Tape Measures
    • Standard Weights
    • Carat Weights
    • Surveying Chains
    • Plastic Tape Measures

    This is not an exhaustive list; please refer to Legal Metrology (General Rules), 2011, for more detail. The Legal Metrology (General Rules), 2011 governs the entire aspect of weights and measures, starting from their manufacturing to quality check, packaging to trading.

Application for Legal Metrology Repairer License

Any applicant seeking to obtain a Legal Metrology Repairer License is needed to file a prescribed application in Form - LR - 1 with the State Legal metrology department. Here are the key details to be included by the applicant in Form - LR -1

  • Name of the applicant
  • Address of the workshop
  • Tenancy proor of the business premises
  • Date of establishment of the repairer's establishment
  • Details of directors, in case of a private limited company
  • Details of the proprietor (s) in case of a proprietorship firm
  • Number of Shop/Trade registration
  • List of weights and measures to be repaired by the licensee seeker
  • Professional Tax registration number/IT tax registration no
  • Area of operation
  • Experience in repairing regime. it any
  • Employees detail serving the business place
  • Type of equipment/machine/tool available at the business place
  • Power connection detail
  • Details of space to be used for weight storage
  • Detail of the previously held permit. if anv

Every application for Legal Metrology Repairer License is accompanied by standard paper works as mentioned below.

Necessary Papers to be attached with Legal Metrology Repairer License application

  1. Photos and Identity Proof of the Applicant
  2. Business Place Registration Detail
  3. NOC conferred by the competent authority
  4. Necessary Paper proof of Agreement/ownership/lease of the business place
  5. Business place registration proof such as partnership deed and incorporation certificate as per the business structure.
  6. Copy of MOA and AOA as applicable
  7. Copy of employees' hiring necessary paper affixed with the academic and experience certificate and photos, if any:
  8. List of equipment, machines, and tools along with their purchase bill.
  9. Purchase bill pertaining to the test weight in case of a new certificate of verification
  10. GST Certificate
  11. Professional Tax Registration
  12. Labour License