Srinagar, Dec 19: The Department of Legal Metrology received a complaint from a local in Srinagar against a textile store operating from Lalchowk, for overcharging on Zeal Electric Blanket.
The complainant has been charged Rs 3000, whereas the MRP printed on the label of the product was only Rs 2600.
On receipt on the complaint the notice was issued to the store,who in turn submitted that the said blanket was of old stock and the rates have been revised after the implementation of the GST ACT.
The electric blanket was falling in the GST rate of 18% and the blanket was not carrying the revised label as is required under Legal Metrology Act, 2009.
The complainant has felt cheated and has lodged the complaint. The department held the store responsible for not adhering to the instructions of GST Rules for unsold stock and was penalized Rs.5000 for the lapse. (CNS)