With amendments up to 13.1.2000
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND CIVIL SUPPLIES
(Department of Civil Supplies)
NOTIFICATION
 
                                                                                    New Delhi, the 1st April, 1980
 
G.S.R 194(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, namely: -
 
Short title and commencement. –
(1) These rules may be called the Indian Institute of Legal Metrology Rules, 1980.
(2) They shall come into force on the 1st day of April 1980.
 
2. Definitions.- In these rules, unless the context otherwise required,-
 
(a) “Act” means the Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976 (60 of 1976).
(b) “Committee” means the Advisory Committee constituted under rule 8;
(c) “Course” means a course of study in relation to such subjects as may be specified in the Regulations;
(d) “Institute” means the Indian Institute of Legal Metrology;
                (e) “Legal metrology” means that part of metrology which-
(i) relates to units of weights and measures, methods of measurements, and weighing and measuring instrument and
(ii) is concerned with the technical requirements and statutory provisions to safeguard the public from the point of view of security and accuracy of measurements.
(f)*Director (IILM)  means head of the Institute;
* amended vide GSR NO 190 dated 9th March 90.
(g) “regulation” means the regulations made by the Central Government under the Act.
 
3. **Courses to be imparted at the Institute. “
(1) There shall be imparted at the Institute long-term and short-term training courses in legal metrology and other allied subjects including consumer protection activities”;
** amended vide GSR 30 dated 13.1.2000
(2) Omitted . vide GSR No 644 dated 17.4.86.
(3) Omitted vide GSR 30 dated 13.1.2000
(4) Omitted vide GSR 30 dated 13.1.2000
(5) Omitted vide GSR 30 dated 13.1.2000.
(6) There shall be such refresher course for specific purpose and for such duration as the Committee may recommend.
 
4. Obligatory functions of the Institute.- With  a view to facilitation training, the Institute shall
(a) prepare, print or publish such books, manuals , handbooks, periodicals, instruction sheets, notes , papers or other documents on legal metrology and other branches of knowledge as may be recommended by the Committee;
(b) install in its premises such equipment and maintain such laboratories as may, in the opinion of the Principal, be necessary for the proper discharge of its functions;
(c) prepare and implement schemes to stimulate universities, engineering and technical colleges to impart basic education in legal metrology and allied branches of knowledge to under-graduate or post gradate, students, or both;
(d) prepare schemes for studies with regard to the Institutional legal and administrative framework most conductive to the proper implementation of the law relating to legal metrology;
(e) establish relations and  co-operation with any other agency or organization, whether in India or outside, which may have a useful function in relation to training in legal metrology;
(f) establish and maintain a library to encourage study of and research in legal metrology and allied branches of knowledge.
 
5. Omitted vide GSR 30 dated 13.1.2000
 
6. Qualification of persons to be eligible for admission in the Institute.- No person shall be admitted to the Institute unless he satisfies the requirements of any one of the following clauses, namely:-
(a) that he is employed by the Central or any State Government in any Department dealing with Legal Metrology and either holds-
 
(i) a degree in Science (with Physic as one of the subjects), technology or engineering , or
(ii) a diploma in engineering; and has been sponsored for training at the Institute by the Government by which he is so employed;
 
Provided that a person so employed holding **`a degree of a recognized university or equivalent’ may also be sponsored by the Government by which he is so employed, if such person having been employed by that Government before the commencement of these rules, has acquired experience in legal metrology for a period of not less than two years.
** amended vide GSR 30 dated 13.1.2000
 
**Provided further that where any other person employed by the State Government in sponsored by that Government, the Central Government may relax the educational qualifications if the person so sponsored has field experience in legal metrology for a period of not less than two years and he is considered by the Central Government to be otherwise suitable for undergoing the course of training;
** Amended vide GSR No 644 dated 17.4.86.
 
(b) that his employed in a country outside India in any department dealing with legal metrology and holds degree or diploma which  is equivalent to a degree or diploma specified in clause (a) and has been sponsored by the Government of that Country in which he is so employed:
 
Provided that in the case of a person employed in a country outside India, who is sponsored by the Government of that country, the Central Government may relax the educational qualification if the person so sponsored is considered by the Central Government to be other wise suitable for undergoing the course of training;
 
(c) That he is employed in an industrial unit and has passed the examination conducted by the Industrial Training Institute or an equivalent examination or holds a degree or diploma specified in clause (a) and has been sponsored by the industrial unit in which he is so employed.
(d) && That he is connected with consumer protection activities”.&& introduced vide GSR 30 dated 13.1.2000.
 
7. Regulation of admission to the Institute. - The admission to the various courses, run by the Institute shall be made by the Principal, from amongst the eligible candidates **on the basis of the length of experience in the field of legal metrology.
** Amended vide GSR NO 644 dated 17.4.86.
 
8. Advisory Committee.-
(1) The Central Government *shall  constitute an advisory Committee for advising it in relation to the functions and development of the Institute or in relation to such other matters concerning the Institute as that Government may consider necessary to refer to the Committee
* amended vide SR No 644 dated 17.4.86.
 
(2) * (2) The Central Government may constitute an advisory committee which shall consist of not less than 13 and not more than 15 members having experience in metrology, law or public administration.
 
Substituted vide GSR No 207(E) date 14th March 2002.
 
(3) **Omitted
** Vide GSR No 207 (E) dated 14th March 2002.
 
 
(4) Omitted vide GSR 207 dated 14.3.2002.
 
(5) The traveling and other express of the members of the committee for attending any meeting thereof shall be regulated in accordance with such rules, made by the central Government or, as the case may be, the State Government which are in force for the time being, in relation to such matters and shall be borne by the authority on whose behalf or at whose instance, the members concerned is attending the meeting
 
(6) Save as otherwise provide in sub-rule (2), the term of the office of the members of the Committee shall be three years:
 
Provided that a member my be re-nominated for a like period by the authority competent to nominate him under this rule;
 
**Provided further that if the Committee is not reconstituted after the expiry of the term of office, the term of office of its members shall stand extended for one year or until the Committee is duly reconstituted under this rule, whichever is earlier.
** amended vide GSR No 644 dated 17.4.86.
 
(7) The Committee may constitute such working groups, as it may think fit to consider such matters as may be entrusted to such working groups.
 
(8) The Principal shall be the convener of each working group and shall be an ex-office member of each such working groups
 
(9) The Principal shall provide secretarial assistance to the Committee and also to any working group constituted by the Committee
 
**(10) Omitted vide GSR 30 dated 13.1.2000.
** substituted  vide GSR No 644 E dated 17.4.86.
(11) Omitted vide GSR 30 dated 13.1.2000..
 
(12) Omitted vide GSR 30 dated 13.1.2000.
 
9. Power of Institute to grant certificate, diplomas. –
(1) The Institute may award such certificate of proficiency or diploma (*) to the person who has successfully completed the training at the Institute, as the Committee may recommend.
(*) omitted vide GSR No 644 E dated 17.4.86.
 
*(2) Omitted vide GSR No 644 E dated 17.4.86
 
**10 Fees. — Fees: The Instituted may charge such fees, as may be approved, by an order by the Central Government in this regard, for the services rendered by it in imparting various courses”.
** Vide GSR 30 dated 13.1.2000
 
** Introduced vide amendment No 644 E dated 17.4.86.
 
**SCHEDULE
 
Omitted vide GSR 30 dated 13.1.2000
 
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I.M.Shai, Jt Secy
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