SAMBA, MARCH 15 – The Department of Legal Metrology and FCS&CA Samba organized an awareness programme on World Consumer Day today.
Vivek Sharma, Additional District Development Commissioner was the chief guest on the occasion. Joint Controller Legal Metrology, District Officers, Members District Consumer Protection Council, students and prominent Citizens attended the programme.
ADDC appreciated the efforts of the Legal Metrology &FCS&CA Department for organizing such awareness programme and stressed that such programme should be organized in the rural Areas at grassroots level.
Joint Controller Legal Metrology Samba gave detailed information on the rights and duties of Consumers.
The Assistant Controller Legal Metrology, Ajay Verma informed the participants about the various activities undertaken by the Department for safeguarding the consumer’s rights. He also advised the Consumers to check the mandatory declarations like Maximum Retail Price (MRP), Date of Packing(PKD), Complete address of the manufacturer/ Packer, Net weight of the Commodity, Name of the commodity and Customer care Number on the pre- packed commodities before purchasing them. They were also advised to be aware of misleading advertisements in News Papers and Electronic Media.
Assistant Director FCS&CA, Nazir Ahmed Shah also highlighted the various activities being undertaken by the Department to safeguard the interest of the consumers.