License in India

LM MODEL APPROVAL

What is Legal Metrology Model Approval?

In India, as per section 22 of the Act,every weight and measure items must comply with standards set by the Indian Legal Metrology Department.The power of approving a model of weight and measure instruments is vested in the department of Legal metrology governed by the Central Government under the aegis of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution located in Delhi.

Every manufacturer must get model approval done before manufacturing any weight or measure instrument/device/item. Besides that, the application of model approval a manufacturer must attach necessary documents and a certain amount of fees prescribed under the Act.

A sample of each model is sent for testing to government-owned labs. Whena model is as per legal metrology standards, thus, the Director shall grant a Model Approval Certificate in the name of the manufacturer.

For the purposes of model approval government has set up total 8 laboratories in India, which have been given task of testing the models whether the said model is as per the Indian Legal metrology Standards.

Why this License is Required?

Registration of a company as a manufacturer, importer, or packer of weighing and measuring instruments and devices needs to be done under Legal Metrology. Government Authorities have devised a systematic procedure for the registration of a respective company under Legal Metrology.

Who can get a Legal Metrology Model Approval?

Manufacture Company

Repairer

Dealer

Importer & Packager

Document Required for Legal Metrology Model Approval

Role of Shamkris and Process of Legal Metrology Model Approval

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance with mandatory licence requirements in the organization. A simple and guidance methodology help organisation to achieve licence in a timely manner and cost-effective. Shamkris support 100% in advisory, Guidance, Compliance with respect to license requirements to obtain approval.

The License process described below:

Advisory for the document required

Preparation of documents as per application & list of documents.

Application File

Inspection by the department if required

Liason department

License issued

Yearly Compliance if Applicable

Renewal when due

Who can issue the Legal Metrology Model Approval?

FAQ

Legal Metrology has defined specific licenses and application procedures related to weighing and measuring instruments and devices. These procedures may include manufacturing, import, marketing, and repair of measuring instruments and related equipment.

Legal metrology provides regulations for the control of measurements and measuring instruments. Legal metrology also provides protection of public safety, the environment, consumers, traders and is critical to fair trade.
The Controller, Weights & Measures is the competent Authority to grant Licence for Manufacturer/ Dealer/ Repairer in Weights & Measures. Registration as Packer/Manufacturer/Importer of packaged commodities is also done by the controller.

Legal Metrology has defined particular licenses and application procedures related to weighing and measuring instruments and devices. For Legal Metrology Certification, these procedures may include manufacturing, import, marketing, and repair of measuring instruments and related equipment.