MINISTRY OF FOOD AND CIVIL SUPPLIES
(Department of Civil Supplies)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 2nd December 1987
 
G.S.R.  946 (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: -
 
1.Short title and commencement. –
(1) These rules may be called the Standards of Weights and Measures (Numeration) Rules, 1987.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. Numeration- how to be made.-
(1) Every numeration shall be made in accordance with the decimal system
(2) Every number shall be represented on base ten.
*(3) In representing any number in digits, the International form of Indian numerals, namely, 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 or a combination thereof shall be used.”;
* substituted vide GSR No 208 (E) dated 14.3.02
Proviso omitted vide GSR No 208(E) dated 14.3.02
3. Manner in which numbers exceeding three digits (how to be expressed) shall be written in works. –
Numbers expressed in digits exceeding three shall be written in words in the manner specified in the Schedule annexed to these rules.
Provided that for a period of ten years from the commencement of these rules, such numbers may be expressed in works in the terminology used in any local or regional languages.
 
4. Manner in which numbers shall be written (how to be written). –
(1) In writing, accordance to any Indian terminology, any number in digits exceeding three, the decimal point shall be taken as the starting point and the first three digits, whether to the left or right of the decimal point, shall be grouped together and the subsequent digits shall be divided in groups of two and neither dots not commas shall be inserted in the spaces intervening between such groups of digits.
Example: 23 14 345.732 23 50
(2) In writing accordance to English terminology, any number in digit exceeding three, the decimal point shall be taken as the starting point and the digits, whether to the left or to the right of the decimal point, shall be divided into groups of three, starting from the decimal point and neither dots nor commas shall be inserted in the spaces intervening between such groups of digits.
 
Example: 123 345.732 456
Schedule ** (Substituted vide GSR No  208 (E) dated 14.3.02)
(See rule 3)
 
Sl No
Numeral
Hindi numeration in Roman scripts
Hindi numeration in Devanagiri Scripts
Numeration in English
 1.
103
HAZAR
 
Thousand
 2. 
104
DAS HAZAR
 
Ten thousand
 3.
105
LAKH
 
Hundred thousand
 4.
106
DAS LAKH
 
Million
 5.   
107   
CRORE
 
Ten Million
 6.
108
DAS CRORE
 
Hundred Million
 7.          
109 
ARAB
 
Billion
 8.          
1010
DAS ARAB            
 
Ten Billion
 9.
1011
KHARAB
 
Hundred Billion
10.        
1012
DAS KHARAB      
 
Trillion
11.
1013
NEEL
 
Ten Trillion
12.        
1014
DAS NEEL             
 
Hundred Trillion
13.        
1015
PADAM  
 
Thousand Trillion
14.
1016
DAS PADAM         
 
Ten thousand Trillion
15.
1017
SHANKH
 
Hundred Thousand Trillion
16.
1018
DAS SHANKH       
 
Thousand thousand Trillion.
[F. No WM 9(44)/87]
B.K.Sinha, Jt Secretary.
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