A good news to all the consumers of Jammu Division especially Gold jewellery buyers as the Department of Legal Metrology has procured a gold testing machine (Caratmeter). ReadMore.. A Toll free Helpline No for registering consumer complaints inaugurated at Metrology Department (LMD) at Transport Nagar, Narwal, Jammu.ReadMore.. Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Jenab Choudhary Zulfkar Ali laid the foundation stone of Controller Office cum Secondary Standard Laboratory Complex of Legal Metrology Department (LMD) at Transport Nagar, Narwal under central sponsored scheme. The foundation stone of Working Standard Laboratory Complex of Legal Metrology Department (LMD) at Akhnoor was laid down by Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Jenab Choudhary Zulfkar Ali.ReadMore..

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"Legal metrology" is the science of measurement having legislative and statuary backing. It ensures public guarantee from the point of view of security and accuracy of the weighing and measuring instruments. The department is entrusted with powers to enforce the standard units of metric system for maintaining uniformity, accuracy & traceability in weighing and measuring instruments used in all transactions of trade and commerce. The department regulates their correct usage to ensure that exact delivery by weight, measure or number of any commodity or service is delivered to the consumer, as contracted or paid by him. Besides, department has to check all the Packaged Commodities and it also safeguards consumer's interest by ensuring mandatory declarations on packaged commodities.

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