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The Legal Metrology Unit is the Technical wing of the Department which has to shoulder the responsibility of implementing various laws on Legal Metrology and Packaged Commodities rules.
The Legal Metrology Unit has a standard laboratory at Gangtok where working standard and secondary standard weighing and measuring instruments are kept.
The basic function of the department is to maintain accuracy in all weighing instruments, volumetric measures and measuring instruments. Further the shops and commercial establishments are also checked under package commodity rules thus ensuring the general public that they get the right quantity and the correct price.
The commercial weights that we see in the market is checked with the working standard weight and the accuracy in weighment is maintained.

Any commodities sold in packed form should have their declarations (price, quantity, batch no. etc.) on the packet as per the packaged commodity rules.

The revenue target fixed for 2007-08 and the actual achievement of the The Legal Metrology Unit is as under :-

2008-09

 Rs. In Thousands
Revenue   Actual

Target

 Achievement

…………………......................…………………………………………………………………

705

914

The budgetary outlay under the Plan and Non-Plan sectors of this Cell for 2008-09 was as under:

Demand No. 11

MH 3475 Plan Non Plan
00.106 Regulation of Weights & Measures    
60 Establishment    
60.00.01 Sal - 4165
60.00 TE - 90
60.00.13 OE 1136 85
60.00.14 RRT - 100
60.00.52 ME - 95
60.00.74 Capacity Building Training - 60
60.00.75 Setting up of lab with testing facility - 2000
    1136 6595

The enforcement of personnel in position are as under :

Administration (Head Office) 
Additional Secretary 1
Under Secretary 1
Head Assistant 1
LDCs 2
Accountant 1
Computer Operator 1
Peons 5
Drivers 2
Stenographer 1
 
Jorethang Branch Office 
UDC 1
LDC 1
Account Clerk 1
Peons 2
 
Jorethang Branch Office
Sl. No Name of the Post Pay Band & Grade Pay
1 Controller Ex-Officio
2 Deputy Controller PB-3/15600-39100 & GP - 6200
3 Assistant Controller PB-2/9300-34800 & GP - 5000

Administrative/Accounts under Legal Metrology Unit/Consumer Protection

4 Additional Secy. (State Civil Service) PB-3/15600-39100 & GP-8700
5 Under Secy. (State Civil Service) PB-2/9300-34800 & GP-5000
6 Head Assistant PB-1/5200-20200 & GP-3400
7 UDC PB-1/5200-20200 & GP-3400
8 LDC PB-1/5200-20200 & GP-2600
9 Accountant PB-1/5200-20200 & GP-3400
10 Driver PB-1/5200-20200 & GP-2400
11 Peon PB-1/5200-20200 & GP-2200
12 Steno PB-1/5200-20200 & GP-3400

Inspectors are the main functioning machinery of this Cell. Presently there is no Inspector as all the four of them were promoted as Assistant Controller duly upgrading their post. It is being proposed to review the cadre strength of the The Legal Metrology Unit so that enforcement activities can be taken up in right earnestness and endeavour.

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