Chandigarh, Sanjay Pahwa , 15 March : The International Consumer Day was celebrated by the Department of Weights and Measure, Chandigarh Administration at Indian Oil Corporation’s Petrol Pump, M/s Mann Filling Station, Sector 49, Chandigarh. here today.
DR. Vandana Disodia, Controller, Department of Legal Metrology along with her team stressed that at the time of making purchases one should ensure that he is getting full quantity. During this awareness campaign, her team educated the consumers that they have the right to check the delivery of petrol or diesel with the verified and stamped 5 ltr measure available at each petrol/diesel pump. The team also gave demonstration and asked the consumers to check themselves and fill the petrol/diesel at Mann Filling Station.
The Weights and measure Inspector distributed the pamphlets prepared by the their Department, which had important information as below about right use of weights and measures.
1. Only verified and stamped weights, measures, weighing or measuring instruments are used in all trade transactions.
2. Flat type iron beam scale is used by suspending it by hook or chain (except by hawkers). Its use by hand is prohibited. Use of wooden beam scale or round type iron beam scale is also prohibited.
3. Milk or kerosene oil is measured after settling bubbles. The measures is neither grinded from the edge not is dented for short measurement of milk or kerosene
4. Metre used for measuring cloth is not grinded at both the ends.
5. Sweet is not to be weighed with the Dabba or container.
6. Indicator of petrol or diesel pump starts from Zero Point. In case of doubt check the delivery of petrol or diesel with the verified and stamped 5 litre measure available at each petrol/diesel pump.
7. Every auto rickshaw passenger before sitting in it must get the fare meter on and shall pay according to it.
8. Packages containing various commodities should bear thereon, name of the commodity, packer’s name and address, net weight or measure of commodity, month and year of packing and its price.