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Ensure customers get value for money, food min tells officials

Delhi Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday directed officials to ensure that consumers get enough quantity of various food items, especially during the ongoing festive season.

The minister said this during a review meeting. Secretary, Legal Metrology and Controller, Weights and Measures (Legal Metrology) department, and other senior officers were also present.

The Department of Weights and Measures, also called Legal Metrology Department, has been tasked to ensure that customers get value of the money that they have paid for the commodities. 

The Department shall ensure compliance of Packaged Commodity Rules and also educate customers  about mandatory declarations on packaged commodities i.e. the name and address of the manufacturer, packer, importer, the common name of the product on the packet, its net quantity, date of manufacturing or pre-packing, 

MRP (inclusive of all taxes) and name, address and telephone number of the person who can be contacted by a consumer in case of a complaint.

Hussain further said that all officers of the Legal Metrology Department should visit the markets in their respective areas and submit periodic reports. 

They have also been directed to ensure that the the Packaged Commodity Rules are strictly adheared to by shopkeepers, manufacturers, dealers, apart from ensuring that only stamped weighing instruments are used by them.

The Food and Civil Supplies Minister said that consumers would be informed about their rightsthrough hoardings, pamphlets and newspaper advertisements.

The minister also appreciated the officers of the department for creating awareness among citizens regarding Packaged Commodity Rules.
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