Hyderabad: With the aim of safeguarding consumer interests during the upcoming festivals, the Legal Metrology Department on Saturday raided garment outlets. Big names like RS Brothers in Ameerpet and Kukatpally, Kalamandir in ECIL, KLM Fashions, Chennai Silks and Mebaz in Dilsukhnagar were among the 31 retailers that were booked.
Fifteen teams headed by Assistant Controllers Bhaskar Reddy, Jaganmohan Reddy and Rajeswar Rao booked 272 cases for violating the Legal Metrology Department Packaged Commodity Act 2011.
“The cases were booked on the basis of violations of failure to mark the merchandise with details like, consumer address, size, quantity and date of packing,” said Mr Bhaskar Reddy.
For all transactions, the department introduced cashless enforcement last month and handed over handheld enforcer machines to officials at ground level for transparency and accountability. These handheld enforcer machines were used for collecting penalty.
Controller for Legal Metrology Department Akun Sabharwal said, “The department wanted to begin cashless transactions on the booking of compoundable offenses only. The long-term plan is to introduce handheld enforcer machines into all districts as it is vital to ensuring financial transparency."