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WM-10(61)/2015 Government of India Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Department of Consumer Affairs Legal Metrology Division

Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi Dated: 29.12.2015

To, The Controllers of Legal Metrology, All States/ UTs

Subject:-The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) (Amendment) Rules, 2015- Advisory for dispensation- regarding.


The undersigned is directed to refer to the amendments made in the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 vide GSR 385 (E) dated 14th May, 2015 and notified to come into force w.e.f. 1st January, 2016.

  1. This is to inform that representations have been received from many Industries and Industry Associations that industry has huge inventory of packaging material which complies with the old rules and requesting extension of time for the implementation of proposed amendments.
  2. It has therefore, been decided to allow the industries to use old packaging material till 30.6.2016 to enable old stocks to be cleared. This advisory is being issued to ensure smooth transition accordingly.
  3. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully,

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(B. N. Dixit) Director of Legal Metrology Tel: 011-23389489/ Fax.-011-23385322 Email:

Copy to: FICCI, National Seed Association of India, ASSOCHEM, PHD Chambers of Commerce and all Industries and Industry Associations for kind information.

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