GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS OF METRIC SYSTEM IN INDIA
“Legal Metrology – Achievements of India and what it can offer to others.”
Sri P.A Krishnamurthy,
Former Director, Legal Metrology, Government of India.
The field of ‘Legal Metrology’ or Weights and Measures’ as is known in the common parlance, is the field where measurements are regulated by Government laws for the benefit of all stakeholders. The main object of such regulation is to ensure standardized procedures for calibration acceptable to all stakeholders, transparency in the whole procedure, and accountability of the measurement results.
THE LAWS OF LEGAL METROLOGY IN INDIA:
Regulation of Weights and Measures were implemented in the early stages of post-independence through the Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1956, and the standards of Weights and Measures Enforcement Acts of the States and Union Territories. These Acts required the adoption of the metric systems in basic units of mass, length, and volume units in commercial transactions and ensuring verification of certain basic commercial weights and measures weighing and measuring instruments used in mass, length, and volume. The specification of the commercial weights and measures were prepared by the Metric Committee of the then Indian Standards Institution (BIS) and notified in the form of Rules under the Enforcement Act. The metrication and regulation of such rudimentary weights and measures were achieved fairly well by the dedicated enforcement agency throughout the county and in the process, fairly uniform procedures for the regulation of these measuring instruments were achieved with regard to the licensing policy of their manufacture, sale, and repair.
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SWPI has been engaged in manufacturing exclusively Weights since 1961.
The scenario of the world is changing very rapidly due to revolutionary development in the field of Science & Technology. It has brought a marked change in the requirement of quality weights of various specifications, shapes, sizes, designs, accuracy class, etc.
Why would you want to weigh at all if your balance is not calibrated?
Balance or scale calibration is essential to achieve accurate weighing results. Ignoring this important service activity turns to measure into guesswork. In other words, it is negligent to weigh with a non-calibrated balance or scale.
We are the manufacturer of exclusively Weights since 1961. We are exporting our products since 1972. We are regularly exporting our weights to more than 40 countries. Our weights have been appreciated by several overseas institutions. Our calibration laboratory has been accredited as per ISO/IEC 17025.