Legal Metrology Act 91-03

Legal Metrology (Assize Fees) Regulations 2003

[GN 91 of 2003 – 1 August 2003] [Section 14]

1. These regulations may be cited as the Legal Metrology (Assize Fees) Regulations 2003.

2. In these regulations –

“multiple range weighing instrument” means a weighing instrument having 2 or more weighing ranges with different maximum capacities and different scale intervals for the same load receptor, each range extending from zero to its maximum capacity;

“single range weighing instrument” means a weighing instrument having only one weighing range, which may be divided into partial weighing ranges with different scale intervals, with the partial weighing ranges determined automatically according to the load applied, both on increasing and decreasing loads.

3. (1) Subject to these regulations, there shall be charged, in respect of the verification of instrument, weights and measures for the purpose of assizing, the fees specified in the Schedule.

(2) Each range of a multiple range weighing instrument shall be construed as a weighing instrument for the purpose of verification and charging fee.

4. There shall be a surcharge of 5 per cent for each extra month or part thereof following the last date on which payment of any claim with regard to assize fees should have been made.

5. (1) Subject to paragraph (3), where the verification is done at a place other than an assize station, the fee charged shall be increased by 50 per cent.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), where the verification of an instrument, weight or measure is done –

(a) on request; and

(b) at a place other than an assize station,

there shall, in addition, be charged a fee in respect of the travelling of the authorised officer and the transport of equipment as established by the Controller.

(3) Paragraphs (1) and (2) shall not apply to the verification of –

(a) a weighing instrument of capacity exceeding 5,000 kilogrammes;

(b) a petrol pump;

(c) a bulk flowmeter;

(d) a vehicle tank;

(e) a fixed storage tank of capacity exceeding 50,000 litres.

[Reg. 5 amended by reg. 3 of GN 100 of 2009 w.e.f. 1 September 2009.]

6. (1) There shall be charged in respect of an application for a certificate of suitability a fee of 2,300 rupees in respect of –

(a) a single range weighing instrument;

(b) a multiple range weighing instrument;

(c) an indicator of a weighing instrument, if application is made for the indicator only;

(d) a load cell of a weighing instrument, if application is made for load cell only.

(2) There shall be charged, in addition to the fee specified in paragraph (1), a fee of 1,200 rupees in respect of a pattern approval test where a prototype is submitted.

[Reg. 6 amended by reg. 4 of GN 100 of 2009 w.e.f. 1 September 2009; reg. 3 of GN 26 of 2013 w.e.f. 11 February 2013.]

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SCHEDULE

[Regulation 3]

ASSIZE FEES

 

PART I – WEIGHING INSTRUMENTS USED FOR GENERAL TRADE

 

FEE

Capacity

per instrument

(Rs)

Not exceeding 50 kg for spring balances, beam scales and counter machines

150

Not exceeding 50 kg for scales other than spring balances, beam scales and counter machines

300

Exceeding 50 kg but not exceeding 200 kg

350

Exceeding 200 kg but not exceeding 500 kg

475

Exceeding 500 kg but not exceeding 1,000 kg

700

Exceeding 1,000 kg but not exceeding 2,000 kg

1,200

Exceeding 2,000 kg but not exceeding 5,000 kg

1,800

Exceeding 5,000 kg but not exceeding 15,000 kg

12,000

Exceeding 15,000 kg but not exceeding 30,000 kg

18,000

Exceeding 30,000 kg

26,000

PART iI – WEIGHING INSTRUMENTS USED FOR TRADE IN VALUABLE GOODS

Capacity

per instrument (Rs)

Not exceeding 1 kg for beam scales

250

Not exceeding 1 kg for scales other than beam scales

350

Exceeding 1 kg but not exceeding 10 kg

475

Exceeding 10 kg but not exceeding 50 kg

1,200

Exceeding 50 kg

2,500

PART iII – WEIGHTS

Weight

per weight

(Rs)

Weights for general trade of nominal quantity –

 

(a) not exceeding 5 kg

50

(b) exceeding 5 kg but not exceeding 20 kg

125

(c) exceeding 20 kg but not exceeding 200 kg

250

(d) exceeding 200 kg but not exceeding 900 kg

1,000

(e) exceeding 900 kg

1,800

Weights for trade in valuable goods of nominal quantity –

 

(a) not exceeding 100 g

75

(b) exceeding 100 g but not exceeding 1 kg

125

(c) exceeding 1 kg but not exceeding 5 kg

200

(d) exceeding 5 kg but not exceeding 20 kg

250

PART iV – MEASURES OF VOLUME

Capacity

per measure
(Rs)

Not exceeding 5 litres

100

Exceeding 5 litres but not exceeding 10 litres

250

Exceeding 10 litres but not exceeding 50 litres

475

Exceeding 50 litres but not exceeding 250 litres

700

Exceeding 250 litres but not exceeding 1,000 litres

7,000

Exceeding 1,000 litres but not exceeding 10,000 litres

10,500

Exceeding 10,000 litres but not exceeding 50,000 litres

18,500

Exceeding 50,000 litres but not exceeding 100,000 litres

35,000

Exceeding 100,000 litres

35,000 plus 5,000 for every additional 100,000 litres

PART V – MEASURES OF LENGTH

Maximum length

per measure (Rs)

Not exceeding 2 metres

125

Exceeding 2 metres but not exceeding 10 metres

250

Exceeding 10 metres

600

PART VI – MISCELLANEOUS

Instrument

(Rs)

Petrol pump (per unit)

600

Bulk flowmeter (per unit)

2,000

Vehicle tank (per compartment)

1,800

 

[Sch. revoked and replaced by reg. 5 of GN 100 of 2009 w.e.f. 1 September 2009; reg. 4 of GN 26 of 2013 w.e.f. 11 February 2013.]

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