Sagnik (Management Trainee) 09 January 2013
Siddharth Kulkarni (Legal Advisor) 16 January 2013
Altering the MRP printed on the pacakged commodity is an offence. Instead you can affix the another MRP rate along with old one. In such case the duty will be applicable on whichever is higher basis.
Sagnik (Management Trainee) 17 January 2013
Thank you Siddharth. Can I ask you on which section of The legal Metrology (packaged Commodities) Rules woukld you be quoting.
sunil (cs) 19 January 2013
Dear Mr. Sagnik
As per Legal Metrology PC rules
No Separate label shall be affixed for any statutory declaration, however for reducing the sales price, a sticker with revised reduced sales price can be affixed without covering the original price declared on the package. (section 6)
where any packaging material bearing thereon the month in which any commodity was expected to have been pre-packed is not exhausted during that month, such packaging material may be used for pre-packing the concerned commodity produced or manufactured during the next succeeding month and not thereafter, but the Central Government may, if it is satisfied that such packaging material could not be exhausted during the period aforesaid by reason of any circumstance beyond the control of the manufacturer or packer, as the case may be extend the time during which such packaging material may be used, and, where any such packaging material is exhausted before the expiry of the month indicated thereon, the packaging material intended to be used during the next succeeding month may be used for pre-packing the concerned commodity;
There is very elobrate provisionsin Legal Metrology PC rules, required to be consulted with consultant to avoid any penalty.Regards Sunil