[To be published in the Gazette of India, Extra-ordinary, Part II section 3 sub-section (i)]
 
Government of India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
(Department of Consumer Affairs)
The Gazette of India

Notification
New Delhi, the 25th September 2002.
 
  
GSR 666 (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 83 of the Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976 (60 of 1976) , the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Standards of Weights and Measures (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 1977, namely:-
 
 1.        (1) These rules may be called the Standards of Weights and Measures (Packaged Commodities) Third Amendment Rules, 2002.
  
(2) They shall come into force on the expiry of one hundred and eighty days from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
 
2. In the Standards of Weights and Measures (Packaged Commodities) Rules,
1977, (herein after referred to as the ‘said rules’) in rule 6, in sub-rule (1), -
  
(i) in clause (d), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:
“ Provided that for packages containing food articles, the provisions of the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act 1954 (37 of 1954) and the rules made there under shall apply.”;
            (ii) in proviso (A), clauses (i) to (v) shall be omitted;  
(iii) in proviso (B), the following shall be inserted, namely:-
“Provided that the said provision shall not apply to the packages containing food products, where the “Best before or Use before” period is ninety days or less from the date of manufacture or packing.”
            (iv) in proviso (C), clauses (i), (ii),(iv), (v) and (vi) shall be omitted.
 
 
 
(3) In the said rules, in sub-rule (4) of rule 12, in second column of Illustration, against item (e), for the existing entries, the following entries shall be substituted, namely:-
 
“ As provided in the relevant Bureau of Indian Standards specification”.  
 
(Santosh Nautiyal)
Additional Secretary to the Govt of India.
 
(File No WM 10(15)/99)
  
Note The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide number 622(E) dated 26th September 1977 and subsequently amended vide:-
 
1. GSR 347 (E) dated 30. 6.1978
2. GSR 59 (E) dated 23. 2.1980
3. GSR 303(E) dated 31. 3.1983
4. GSR 253(E) dated 31. 3.1984
5. GSR 316(E) dated 30. 4.1984
6. GSR 393(E) dated 25. 3.1984
7. GSR 96(E) dated 20. 2.1985
8. GSR 458(E) dated 25. 5.1985
9. GSR 32(E) dated 17. 1.1986
10. GSR 1005(E) dated 8. 8.1986
11. GSR 730(E) dated 25. 8.1987
12. GSR 19(E) dated 8. 1.1988
13. GSR 779(E) dated 11. 7.1988
14. GSR 511(E) dated 25. 5.1990
15. GSR 601(E) dated 26. 6.1990
16. GSR 50(E) dated 17. 1.1992
17. GSR 88(E) dated 6. 2.1992
18. GSR 531(E) dated 15. 5.1992
19. GSR 252(E) dated 2. 3.1993
20. GSR 578(E) dated 26. 8.1993
21. GSR 314(E) dated 12. 3.1994
22. GSR 591(E) dated 20. 7.1994
23. GSR 863(E) dated 14.12.1994
24. GSR 105(E) dated 2. 3.1995
25. GSR 392(E) dated 17. 5.1995
26. GSR 521(E) dated 27. 6.1995
27. GSR 547(E) dated 13. 7.1995
28. GSR 693(E) dated 31.10.1995
29. GSR 784(E) dated 7.12.1995
30. GSR 788(E) dated 8.12.1995
31. GSR 139(E) dated 6. 3.1997
32. GSR 140(E) dated 7. 3.1997
33. GSR 230(E) dated 7. 4.1997
34. GSR 600(E) dated 20.10.1997
35. GSR 60(E) dated 20. 1.1998
36. GSR 178(E) dated 31. 8.1998
37. GSR 246(E) dated 5. 4.1999
38. GSR 530(E) dated 14. 7.1999
39. GSR 594(E) dated 17. 8.1999
40. GSR 631(E) dated 21. 7.2000
41. GSR 149(E) dated 28. 2.2001
42. GSR 402(E) dated 29. 5.2001
43. GSR 869(E) dated 26.11.2001
44. GSR 224(E) dated 23.3.2002
45. GSR 253(E) dated 5.4.2002
 
 
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