Sale of Bottled Water at One Rate

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Vide its order dated 01 February, 2016 the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New Delhi in Revision Petition No. 2038 of 2015 held that “there cannot be two MRPs, except in accordance with the law”. Therefore, same pre-packaged product, including bottled water, of a company should be available at one rate at all the places.

Enforcement Authorities of the State Governments are competent for taking action against the violators, as the Enforcement of Weights and Measures Laws is done by the State Government under provisions of Section 18 and 36 of the Legal metrology Act, 2009. Necessary advisories have been issued by the Central Government.

This information was given by Shri C.R. Chaudhary, the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.