Rajahmundry: As part of the implementation of ‘Ease-of-Doing-Business,’ the AP government is computerizing the legal metrology department on the lines of Maharashtra and Karnataka states to ensure transparency and better services to traders besides earning good revenue to the exchequer by addressing lapses in remittance of various forms of the fee. The primary task of the department is to verify several kinds of weights and measures including the electronic ones being used by various trades in order to calibrate them and issue a verification certificate once in a year.
Normally, electronic weights are verified once for every two years while weights and measures of traditional nature will be verified once a year. Legal metrology inspectors visit the establishments and verify weights and measures and issue a verification certificate. Based on the nature of trade, the trader has to pay the fee and the inspectors issue a receipt. Verification fee ranges from a minimum of Rs 10 to a maximum of Rs 5,000.