LMPC Registration Certificate for Instruments Measuring Weight and Non-Weight Variables

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Legal Metrology

Legal Metrology refers to the area of metrology that deals with the units of measurement, methods of measurement, weighing instruments, and measuring instruments, with regards to mandatory technical and legal requirements that ensure the safety, accuracy, and reliability of weighments and measurements for the public.

Established in 2009 as a division under the Department of Consumer Affairs, Legal Metrology is responsible for overseeing and regulating the manufacturing, importing, and other businesses that use weighing and measuring instruments and devices. Its primary role is to promote a transparent and efficient legal system that inspires the confidence of the trade, industry, and consumers, while fostering a harmonious business environment.

Given its importance, obtaining a LMPC certificate online is crucial, and requires a professional and knowledgeable approach. Certifications Bay, a compliance service provider based in Delhi-NCR, offers a comprehensive solution to meet your Legal Metrology certification requirements.

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Types of Legal Metrology Certificates

For Weighing & Measuring (W&M) Instruments

Model Approval for W&M Instruments manufactured in India; Model Approval for Imported W&M Instruments; Importer Registration for W&M; Dealer License for W&M; Repair License; Manufacturing License; Packer Registration

For Non-Weight and Measuring (W&M) Instruments

Manufacturer or Packer Registration; Importer Registration/ LMPC Certificate

Procedure for Legal Metrology Registration

A. For Weight and Measuring (W&M) Instruments

1. Model Approval for Weights and Measures Instruments Manufactured in India.

As per Section 22, every weight and measurement instrument must adhere to the standards set by the Indian Legal Metrology Department. Once the instrument conforms to these standards, it must undergo model approval before it can be sold or distributed in the Indian market.

2. Model Approval for Imported Weights and Measures Instruments.

In order to obtain an LMPC certificate for imports, each weight and measurement instrument must comply with the Indian Legal Metrology Standards as per Section 22 of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009. Additionally, each instrument must undergo model approval prior to its sale or distribution in the market. The LMPC certificate for import/registration scheme requires product testing to be conducted for each instrument.

3. Registration of Importers for Weights and Measures Instruments

According to Section 19 of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, any individual who wishes to import weight or measuring instruments must register their business with the Legal Metrology Director. Furthermore, it is mandatory to include a declaration on the product’s label specifying its country of origin, and other relevant details.

4. License for Dealers of Weights and Measures Instruments.

Section 2(b) of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 defines a dealer as an individual involved in direct or indirect buying, selling, supplying, or distributing weights and measures in exchange for cash, commission, or other means of payment. In addition, any person engaged in trading weights and measures must obtain a dealer’s license.

5. License for Repair of Weights and Measures Instruments.

An individual is dealing with weights and measuring instruments/ devices/ equipment must obtain the repair license under Legal Metrology.  It is an obligatory requirement to repair, manufacture, or sale without license.

6. License for Manufacturing of Weights and Measures Instruments.

Rule 27 of the Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities Rules, 2011 mandates that any individual, firm, Hindu Undivided family business, company, corporation, society, etc. engaged in pre-packaging or importing any instruments for the purpose of sale, distribution, or delivery must register with the concerned Director or Controller.

7. Registration for Packers of Weights and Measures Instruments.

Rule 27 of the Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities Rules, 2011 requires individuals engaged in pre-packing of instruments to register with the concerned Director or Controller. Additionally, they must make mandatory declarations as prescribed under Rule 6 of the PCR.

B. For Non Weight & Measuring (W&M) Instruments

1. Packer or Manufacturer Registration

According to Legal Metrology Law, a packer or manufacturer is an individual who sells or distributes pre-packaged commodities and is required to be registered under Rule 27 of the Legal Metrology Rules, 2011.

2. Importer Registration/ LMPC Certificate.

Under Rule 27 of Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities Rules, 2011, individuals or entities engaged in the business of importing pre-packaged commodities for sale or distribution must register themselves with the concerned Director or Controller. This registration is mandatory and must be done prior to importing any pre-packaged commodities. Additionally, the registration must be done in accordance with the guidelines laid out under Rule 6 of the Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities Rules, which includes making mandatory declarations on the label of the pre-packaged commodities.

Our experts can guide you through the entire process of obtaining an LMPC certificate or registration, including model approval, testing, documentation, and submission. We also provide services for importer registration for pre-packaged commodities and dealer license for weight and measuring instruments.

With our assistance, you can ensure that your products comply with Indian Legal Metrology standards and regulations, allowing you to sell or distribute them in the Indian market without any legal hurdles.

We take pride in our timely and efficient services, ensuring that you receive your LMPC certificate/registration as soon as possible. Contact Certifications Bay today to avail our professional assistance in LMPC certification and registration.

Registration and Certification Process for LMPC

Step 1

Application Filing & Submission of Documents

Step 2

Testing of Products for Weights and Measures Compliance (W&M)

Step 3

Certificate Issuance

The Role We Play in the Registration Process

  • We specializing in LMPC can provide you with comprehensive information, whether you are seeking LMPC certification for imports or pursuing it through online/offline channels.
  • We have all the essential resources required to facilitate the completion of the LMPC certificate/registration process, whether it is for weight and measuring instruments or non-weight and measuring instruments.
  • If your product requires testing, we will perform a thorough product analysis to determine whether it meets the established standards.
  • We will maintain close communication with LMPC officials to ensure that all the necessary requirements for obtaining the LMPC certificate are met.
  • We are available 24/7 to provide assistance and address any queries you may have.


The LMPC certificate process for importing or domestically selling equipment can be complex, and even minor mistakes can result in rejection of the application or customs problems. However, you can rest assured that we have the necessary expertise, experience, and resources to ensure that your LMPC certificate requirements are fully met.

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