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Section 16, Legal Metrology Act 2009: Forfeiture

Section 16 (Forfeiture) under Chapter III (Appointment and Powers of Director, Controller and Legal Metrology Officers) of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, reads as follows:—

(1) Every non-standard or unverified weight or measure, and every package made in contravention of section 18, used in the course of, or in relation to, any trade and commerce and seized under section 15, shall be liable to be forfeited to the State Government:

Provided that such unverified weight or measure shall not be forfeited to the State Government if the person from whom such weight or measure was seized gets the same verified and stamped within such time as may be prescribed.

(2) Every weight, measure or other goods seized under section 15 but not forfeited under sub-section (1), shall be disposed of by such authority and in such manner as may be prescribed.

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