The nomenclature of “The Department of Weights and Measures” is changed as “The Department of Legal Metrology”, as notified by the Government on issuing the Notification. As the name suggests, the Department of Legal Metrology, relates to the units of weights and measures, methods of measurements and measuring instruments and the regulatory safeguards to the public. It is the result of the well foresight of our National Leaders that led to the adoption of the most progressive and uniformed Metric System throughout our Country, in order to align with the recommendation of International Organisation of Legal Metrology, for which India is also a Member Country.
The Department of Legal Metrology is one of the important organs of Consumers’ Protection. It has an important role to play in providing the Citizen with friendly Administration of Services. It is concerned with technical and statutory requirements to safeguard the Public Interest from the point of view of security and accuracy of weights, measures, etc.