BARAMULLA: Legal Metrology Department Baramulla has launched a massive anti-profiteering drive in the district after the decision of the Government of India with regard to reduction of Goods & Services Tax (GST) on various goods and services.
The drive included a check on footwear, sanitary napkins, paints and varnishes, electronic goods and other packaged goods.
“During the inspections, it was observed that while manufacturers of the goods that were checked have revised their maximum retail price and affixed stickers on the packages with revised lower MRP, the retailers are taking an undue advantage of the peculiar situation and are not always passing benefits of GST reduction to consumers,” a statement of the LMD said.
Taking cognizance of the offence, Legal Metrology Officer Sopore booked a pharmacy for not passing benefits of GST reduction to consumers in the sale of sanitary napkins which have now been exempted from GST.
In Baramulla, a case was booked against a mobile phone dealer by the Legal Metrology Officer Baramulla for overcharging on mobile phones.
The LMD Baramulla has asked the traders to pass on benefits of GST reduction to the consumers wherever applicable.
Any consumer grievance in this regard may be brought into the notice of the Department at email id: firstname.lastname@example.org for speedy redress, the statement added.