Registration for Shorter Address

Convenience for businesses

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LEGAL METROLOGY-OTHERS - Registration for Shorter Address

Convenience for businesses

Metrology refers to the science of measurement. It refers to the units and methodologies of weighing and measurement, governed by laws and regulations. Legal metrology provides regulations for the control of measurements and measuring instruments.


The Legal Metrology Act, 2009

The Legal Metrology Act, 2009 (“LM Act”) establishes uniform weights and measures and regulates trade and commerce in weights, measures and other goods which are sold or distributed by weight, measure or number.

The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 (LMPC Rules)

The Packaged Commodities (PC) Rules governs the packing and labelling of commodities. Chapter II of the PC Rules contains provision applicable to packages intended to be sold for retail sale. Retail sale means the sale, distribution or delivery of such commodity through retail sales shops, agencies or other instrumentalities for consumption by an individual or a group of individuals or any other consumer.

What is

Shorter Address?

The address which is required to be disclosed on the product packages is Complete Postal Address. However, when you find your address is too long and difficult to accommodate on the product package then you can apply for shorter address registration to the Director or the Controller, depending on your registration – “Central registration” or “State registration”.

The Director or the Controller may if he is satisfied after an inquiry that the shorter address is sufficient to enable the consumer or any other person to identify the manufacturer or the packer, register such shorter address.

Where a shorter address is registered by the Director or the Controller, it shall be lawful for the manufacturer or packer to state such shorter address on the label of each commodity pre-packed by him or it.

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Provision of shorter address on the product packages are regulated by the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 read with Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011.

Central Government – Director – Legal Metrology – in case of Central Registration.
Respective State – Controller of Legal Metrology – in case of State Registration.

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This information is in summary form and is therefore intended for general guidance only. It is not intended to be a substitute for detailed research or the exercise of professional judgment. Mind Sync does not accept any responsibility for loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of any information provided herein. On any specific matter, reference should be made to the appropriate advisor.



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