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The Standards of Weights and Measures Ordinance, 1982

( Ordinance NO. XII OF 1982 )

এই অধ্যাদেশ ওজন ও পরিমাপ মানদণ্ড আইন, ২০১৮ (২০১৮ সনের ৫৬ নং আইন) দ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে।

Chapter II

STANDARD WEIGHTS AND MEASURES AND THEIR CUSTODY

National prototype of primary units.
6. (1) The Government shall cause to be prepared a national prototype of the kilogram and shall cause the same to be certified in terms of the international prototype of kilogram and shall deposit the same in such place and in such condition as it may think fit.
 
 
(2) The Government shall cause to be prepared a national prototype of the metre and shall cause the same to be certified by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures and shall deposit the same at such place and in such custody as it may think fit.
 
 
(3) The other national prototypes of weights and measures shall also be kept at such place and in such custody as may be specified by the authorised person who shall cause them to be verified and certified before they are deposited and at intervals of not more than ten years thereafter.
Secondary units of measures
7. The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, declare the magnitude and denomination of such units of measure as it deems fit to be the secondary units of measure under this Ordinance:
 
 
Provided that every such secondary unit except that of time shall be an integral positive or negative power of ten of the relevant primary unit.
Standard of weights and measures
8. (1) The units of weights and measures referred to in sections 4 and 6 and the secondary units of measures declared under section 7 shall be the standard of weights and measures.
 
 
 
 
(2) The weight at any place of the primary unit of mass referred to in sub section (3) (a) of section 4 shall be the standard unit of weight at that place.
 
 
 
 
(3) No weight, measure or numeral, other than the standard weight, measure or numeral, shall be a standard weight, measure or numeral.
 
 
(4) No weight or measure shall be made or manufactured unless it conforms to the standards of weight or measure established by or under this Ordinance:
 
 
 
 
Provided that the Government may permit the making or manufacturing of any weight or measure which does not conform to the standards established by or under this Ordinance, if such weight or measure is made or manufactured exclusively for the purpose of export and is made or manufactured under such conditions and restrictions as may be laid down by the Government.
 
 
 
 
(5) No weight, measure or other goods shall bear thereon any inscription or indication of weight, measure or number except in accordance with the standard unit of such weight measure or numeration established by or under this Ordinance:
 
 
 
 
Provided that in relation to any weight, measure or other goods which are exported, inscription or indication thereon of any weight, measure or number may also be made in accordance with any other system of weight, measure or numeration if such inscription or indication is demanded by the person to whom the export is to be made.
Conversion of existing weights and measures into standard measures
9. (1) The value expressed in terms of any unit of weight or measure other than the standard unit of weight or measure may be converted into the value expressed in terms of the appropriate standard of measure at the rate specified in the Schedule.
 
 
 
 
(2) All references in any enactment or in any notification, rule or order made under any enactment for the time being in force, or in any contract, deed or other instrument to a value expressed in terms of any unit of weight, measure or numeration other than that of a standard unit of weight, measure or numeration shall be construed as references to that value expressed in terms of standard units of weight, measure or numeration, as the case may be, converted at the rates specified in the Schedule.
 
 
 
 
(3) The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, specify the rates at which the value expressed in terms of any weight or measure other than those referred to in sub section (1) may be converted into the value expressed in terms of the standard of weights and measures.
 
 
 
 
(4) Where in any transaction the value expressed in terms of any weight or measure is required to be converted into the value expressed in terms of the standard of measure under this section, the calculation, for the purposes of such transaction, shall be made in such manner as may be prescribed.
Reference Standard
10. (1) The Government shall cause to be prepared as many sets of such standards of measure specified in sub section (1) of section 8 or multiples or sub multiples thereof, to be called reference standards, as it may consider expedient and shall cause the measure of each such set to be authenticated as having been ascertained from the primary units of measure.
 
 
 
 
(2) The reference standards shall be kept in such place and in such condition as may be specified by the authorised person.
Secondary Standards
11. (1) For the purpose of verifying the correctness of the working standards, the Government may cause to be prepared as many sets of standard weights and standard measures, to be called secondary standards, as it may consider expedient and shall cause each such set to be authenticated as having been verified with the reference standards.
 
 
 
 
(2) The Secondary standards shall be kept in such places and in such conditions as may be specified by the authorised person who shall cause them to be verified with the reference standards at least once in every five years and marked with the date of such verification.
Working Standards
12. (1) For the purpose of verifying the correctness of commercial weights and measures, the Government may cause to be prepared as many sets of standard weights and measures, to be called working standards, as it may consider expedient and shall cause each such set to be authenticated as having been verified with the secondary standards: Working Standards
 
 
 
 
Provided that the working standards in respect of bullion and precious stones shall be verified with the reference standards.
 
 
 
 
(2) The working standards shall be kept in such place and in such condition as may be specified by the authorised persons who shall cause them to be verified with the secondary standards or reference standards, as the case may be, at such intervals and in such manner as may be specified by him and to be marked with the date of such verification.
 
 
 
 
 
 
(3) A working standard which has not been verified at any interval specified therefore shall not, after the expiry of the day closing the interval, be used until it has been verified and marked with the date of verification.
Standard weighing and measuring instruments
13. (1) For the purpose of verifying the correctness of the weighing instruments and measuring instruments used in trade or commerce, the Government may cause to be prepared as many sets of standard weighing instruments and standard measuring instruments as it may consider expedient and the correctness of such instrument shall be verified, and the date of such verification shall be marked, in such manner as may be specified by the authorised person.
 
 
 
 
(2) The standard weighing instruments and standard measuring instruments shall be kept at all places where the secondary standards or working standards are kept.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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