Best price fined for Rs 50000 for overcharging

Jammu : Acting swiftly on the two different complaints of consumers ,the department of Legal Metrology took action on the management of the companies for different violations by imposing fines.
According to Manoj Prabhakar Deputy controller Legal Metrology Enforcement,one complainant Mr Vikas from Rehari was overcharged on the purchase of Cadbury nuts by Best price . The prepacked commodity of chocolate was marked with MRP of Rs 125 inclusive of all taxes and some offer of reduced price was also displayed at Best Price,but as a awared consumer , the complaint checked the bill carefully and was surprised to know that he was charged over & above MRP on the pretext of tax. Controller Legal Metrology R K Katoch took cognizance of the complaint and the department served the notice to the management of Wall-Mart India PVT Ltd Akhnoor road , who pleaded guilty and accordingly a fine of Rs 50000 was imposed and recovered .
In another complaints of parents of children of G D Goenka school , the department fined Rs 40000 to the vendor M/S Lallypore from Delhi for selling school uniform of said school without mentioning rates and for restricting parents to purchase all the items whether they need it or not. The management was warned to adhere to the provisions of law meant for the welfare of consumers.