Know : Max Retail Price (MRP) Violations & Complaints : Numbers

YOU CAN COMPLAINT IF YOU NEED TO PAY MORE THAN MRP, Here are Contact Numbers…

MRPAll packaged goods in India, ranging from beverages to mobile phones to cosmetics, are stamped with a price dictated by the manufacturer as being the maximum allowable cost to the consumer.
Today’s version of MRP was adapted in December 1990. Previous to this date, manufacturer’s had the option of printing the price of their commodities in two ways:

  • ->Retail price Rs, local taxes extra
  • ->Maximum retail price Rs, inclusive of all taxes

Allegations from consumers and organizations that merchants were over-charging by adding additional local taxes on products brought about the change to MRP in 1990. Merchants were tacking on charges under the guise of local taxes when the actual rates were much lower. Consumers could pay one price for a product and a much higher or lower price in a neighboring town. Thus the change was made by the Ministry of Civil Supplies and its executive wing, the Department of Legal Metrology to the Standards of Weights & Measures Act (Packaged Commodities’ Rules). The change was meant to end complaints and confusion of over-charging to consumers for products. There have since been numerous complaints regarding this system of pricing with regards to under-charging of goods relative to MRP.

What does this mean for you?
In theory you should check the MRP on products before purchasing. Some merchants will charge less than the printed price at their discretion. If this happens to me, I make a mental note to return to that store in the future. On the opposite side, some merchants will try to charge more. If questioned, you may get a response that a newer stock has since come into their store with a revised MRP under which they are selling the old stock. While this is not allowable, there isn’t much you can do unless the merchant feels you aren’t willing to ease on the lower price. Another tactic to watch for is a merchant quoting you a price which he/she will then offer a discount on. Being giddy about the prospect of receiving a discount, you may not check the MRP until you’ve reached your destination. Unwrap your item to discover the MRP is actually less than the discounted price you paid.

What can you do to protect yourself?

  • Obtain full information regarding quality and price before making any purchases.
  • Be careful, about false and /or misleading advertisement.
  • Purchase only when you need and do not purchase in a hurry.
  • Do not buy blindly. Demand full information before you buy.
  • Do not compromise on the quality of goods and services and its quality. Purchase only quality products.
  • Ask for Bills always, bills that have enough proof that you can legally claim that you have made the purchase from that particular retailer.

You can file a complaint with the District Forum if you feel you have been over-charged. However, the opposing party has 30 days to file their version of events and can even extend this for an additional 15 day period. As a tourist you have very little recourse legally unless you are a long term traveler in one location.

Do keep one thing in mind. As of 2003, hotels are not subject to the MRP act. Packed goods purchased within a hotel can be sold at the property’s discretion.
Keep your eyes open and always check prices cause your travel budget only goes so far.

For Complaining in India…

S.No. Contact Details of the Concerned Department
1. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Andhra Pradesh,

No. 209, PWD Building,

Gandhi Nagar, Hyderabad,

Andhra Pradesh – 500 380

Ph: 040-27612170

Fax: 040-27613667

HYDERABAD – 500 030

2. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Andaman & Nicobar Island,

Port Blair – 744 101

Ph: 03192-232321

PORT BLAIR – 744 101

3. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Arunachal Pradesh,

Old Secretaraiat  Complex,

Nagarlagun –791110

Ph: 0360-2350837, 2248620, 2351150

Fax:0360-2350837

4. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Assam,

Ulubari,

Guwahati-781007

Ph: 0361-2470992

5. Office of Dept., of Agriculture

Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Bihar, Raja Bajar,

Beli Road,

Patna – 800 014

Ph: 0612-2286258

Fax 0612 -2224365:

6. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Chandigarh Administration,

Old Architect Building, West Wing,

Sector 19-B,

Chandigarh

Ph: 0172-2741341

Fax: 0172-741341,2741503

7. The Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Govt of Chattisgarh,

Raipur-492001 

Ph.0771-2524294/2343274/2343275

8. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Dadra &  Nagar Haveli Administration,

Silvasa – 396 230

Ph: 02639-242721

9. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Daman & Diu Administration,

Daman – 396 220

Ph: 02638-254685

10. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of India Delhi, NCT of Delhi,

117-118, C-Block, Vikas Bhavan,

N.Delhi – 110 002

Ph: 011-23379266, 23379262

Fax: 011- 23379267:

11. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Goa,

Panaji – 403 001

Ph: 0832-2426432

Fax:0832-2220218

12. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Gujarat,

Tolmap Bhavan, Opp. Sarang Pur Water Tank,

Ahmedabad, Gujarat – 380 002

Ph: 079-22114177

Fax: 079-22114234

AHMEDABAD – 380 002 

13. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Haryana,

Footwall chowk, Dist., industries center building ,

Ambala Cantt.

Ph: 0172-708581, 701366

14. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Himachal Pradesh,

Apurti Bhavan, 1st Floor,

Block No. 42, SDA Commercial Complex,

Kasumpti Shimla – 171 009

Ph: 0177-2625345

15 Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Jammu & Kashmir,

Revenue Complex Building,

Takkipora, Srinagar

Ph: 0194-473828

16. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Jammu & Kashmir,

Civil Sectt.

Block-I/16, Jammu

Ph: 0191-2549682

Fax:0191-2566188,2458693

17. Joint Agriculture Director cum

Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Govt of Jharkhand ,Lakshmi Nivas,

Krishi Bahvan, Kanke Road, Ranchi – 834006

0651 230923 (fax)

18. Sri Ramachandra

Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Karnataka,

No.1, Ali Askar Road,

P.B. No. 175, Bangalore, Karnataka – 560 052

Ph: 080-22253500  26682715 (Res)

Fax 080-22259024

BANGALORE-560052

19. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Kerala,

Vikas Bhavan,

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala – 695 033

Ph: 0471-2303821    2310321  (Res)

Fax:0471-2305996

20. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Lakshdweep,

Kavaratti – 682 555

Ph: 04896-262112

Fax:04896- 263298

KAVARATTI – 682 555

21. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Madhya Pradesh,

Near Dak Bhavan,

Bhopal-Hoshangabad Road,

Bhopal – 462 011

Ph: 0755-2551017;

. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Maharashtra,

Government Barrack No. 7,

Free Press Journal Marg,

Mumbai – 400 021

Ph: 022-22023354

Fax: 022-22024950

23 Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Manipur,

2nd MR Gate, North ADC Lane,

Imphal – 795 001

Ph: 0385-311687,

24. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Meghalaya,

Shillong Temple Road,

Lower Lachuier,

Shillong – 793 001

Ph: 0364-222576

25. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Mizoram,

Aizawal

Ph: 0389-2322872, 2322572

Fax:0389-2321035

26. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Nagaland,

Kohima – 797 001

Ph: 0370-2221609

0370-2222862;    2221764(Res)

27. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Orissa,

Khandagiri,

Bhubneshwar – 751 003

Ph: 0674-4129967

Fax:0674-2402854

28. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Dy. Commissioner (Excise) and Ex-officio Under Secy.(Revenue)

Thattanchavady,

Pondicherry – 605 009

Ph: 0413-252493 (personal), 253462 (Off: with extension), 372523®

255196 (Res) Fax: 0413-253462

29. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Punjab,

17, Bays Building, Sector 17,

Chandigarh

0172-2701131

30. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Rajasthan,

Udyog Bhavan, Tilak Marg,

Jaipur – 300 001

Ph: 0141-380796, 380727

Telefax:380796

31

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Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Sikkim,

Paljor Stadium, Paljor Stadium Road,

Gangatok – 737 101

Ph: 03592-202893;

32. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Tamil Nadu,

DMS Compound,

Teynampet, Chennai – 600 006

Ph: 044-24321 438

33 Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Tripura,

Tripura, Agartala

Ph: 0381-2325997;

34. The Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Govt of Uttaranchal, 15, Gandhi Road,

Dehradun –248001.

35. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of Uttar Pradesh,

7, Walaquad Road, Lucknow – 1 (Uttar Pradesh)

Ph: 0522-2628063;

36. Controller of Legal Metrology (Weights & Measures)

Government of West Bengal,

45, Ganesh Chandra Avenue,

Calcutta – 700 013

Ph: 033-22364258,22256647,22520052

Courtesy : http://consumeraffairs.nic.inhttp://www.fullstopindia.com

Kudos : Doodle 4 Google : India Winner n Runner ups Doodles Gallery

Sky's The Limit For Indian Women : Gayatri Ketharaman

Sky’s The Limit For Indian Women : Gayatri Ketharaman

The Children’s Day doodle on the Google India home page has been designed by a class 10 student from Pune. The doodle titled “Sky’s the limit for Indian women” has been designed by Gayatri Ketharaman for the fifth edition of Doodle 4 Google competition with the theme celebrating Indian women.

“Each letter of the doodle depicts the trait of Indian women. She is graceful and elegant, adept at balancing work and home. She is a go-getter and also personifies motherhood,” said Gayatri Ketharaman, a student of Bishop’s co-education school in Pune.

This year the competition received 1.5 lakh entries in the contest held across 100 cities and 1,500 schools. The winner was selected from among 12 finalists chosen from different parts of the country by the national jury comprising actress Kirron Kher and political cartoonist Ajit Ninan. Along with the national winner, three students grouped into different categories were also awarded.

Madhuram Vatsal from Lucknow won the prize in Class one to three category, while Binita Biswajeeta from Odisha with her doodle ‘Women are future, empower them better’ won in Class four to six category, and Akash Shetty from Bangalore with doodle titled ‘Indian women leading our country’ won in the Class seven to ten category.

Here are the Doodles of other finalists

Class 7-10 Category

Nari, Tere Roop Anek Devanshi Das, Delhi Public School, Faridabad

Nari, Tere Roop Anek
Devanshi Das, Delhi Public School, Faridabad

My doodle shows different shades of Indian Women. ‘G’ is the Indian Bride cald in traditional red saree, epitome of grace and beauty. First ‘O’ is the symbol of Womenhood and second shows the goddess in her representing her inner strength. ‘G’ represents her most important role as a mother. The happiness and contentment is clearly visible on her face. ‘L’ and ‘E’ present the women with power as a warrior. – Devanshi Das, Delhi Public School, Faridabad

Indian Women Leading Our Country Akash Shetty, St Aloysius High School, Mangalore

Indian Women Leading Our Country
Akash Shetty, St Aloysius High School, Mangalore

It is not always that man make history, women do that to. Nobody can forget the contributions of women like Indira Gandhi, Rani Laxmi bai, Kalpana Chawla, Mery Kom, Saina Nehwal. These women have contributed to make our country proud – Akash Shetty, St Aloysius High School, Mangalore

Many Facets of India Women Vinni Malik, The Emerald Heights International School, Indore

Many Facets of India Women
Vinni Malik, The Emerald Heights International School, Indore

In my doodle, I have shown women working in various feilds like sports, writing, singing and dancing. One could see that the condition of women in society has improved alot. They have progressed from the boudaries of kitchens to the space beyond earth. There is nothing women can’t do. – Vinni Malik, The Emerald Heights International School, Indore

Class 4-6 Category

Celebrating Indian Women Prakhar Singh, St. Francis's College, Lucknow

Celebrating Indian Women
Prakhar Singh, St. Francis’s College, Lucknow

Indian Women are blessed with a diverse personality. They respect the bond of marriage and care for their children. They are equally successful in their professional lives too.. They are astraunauts, lawyers, sportsperson and administrators as well.. This is what my doodle depicts. – Prakhar Singh, St. Francis’s College, Lucknow

Celebrating Indian Women Dikshitha S, St. Charles High School, Bangalore

Celebrating Indian Women
Dikshitha S, St. Charles High School, Bangalore

Women’s status in the society has highly developed. They are being successful in all fields. I feel they have become more independent in today’s world so I have tried to incorporate it by showing it with various colours. Their freedom is represented by the colors – Dikshitha S, St. Charles High School, Bangalore

Women & Children Working In Different Ways Ayan Yasin Shaikh, St. Joseph High School, New Panvel, Mumbai

Women & Children Working In Different Ways
Ayan Yasin Shaikh, St. Joseph High School, New Panvel, Mumbai

Women in India now participate fully in areas such as education, sports, politics, media, art and culture. My doodle represents the life of an Indian Women… – Ayan Yasin Shaikh, St. Joseph High School, New Panvel, Mumbai

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Women Are Future, Empower Them Better
Binita Biswajeeta, D.A.V Public School, Balasore, Odissa

In my doodle, Indian Women has encapsulated Google logo representing Past, Present and Future. ‘G’reat warrior, ‘O’mni Talented, ‘O’rbital Queen, ‘G’amesmanship at International level, ‘L’ata mangeshkar, India’s Nightingale, ‘E’ternal Mother Teresa – Binita Biswajeeta, D.A.V Public School, Balasore, Odissa

Class 1-3 Category

Mother Of India Avipsha Das, Loreto Day School, Sealdah, Kolkata

Mother Of India
Avipsha Das, Loreto Day School, Sealdah, Kolkata

Indian Women is the real poradox. She has reached unattained heights of success in terms of profession, social status and education. The modern Indian Women have honed their skills and jumped into battlefield of life, fighting against social restrictions, emotional ties, religious boudaries and culture barriers – Avipsha Das, Loreto Day School, Sealdah, Kolkata

Today's Indian Women Soham Patil, Vidyashilp Public School, Pune

Today’s Indian Women
Soham Patil, Vidyashilp Public School, Pune

The women in India is now making a great progress in all the areas such as sports, education, science, environment, fashion etc. They have also won prestigious contests all across the globe – Soham Patil, Vidyashilp Public School, Pune

Roles Of Indian Women Shreya Pandey, K V Hebbar, Bangalore

Roles Of Indian Women
Shreya Pandey, K V Hebbar, Bangalore

This doodle represents the different roles played by an Indian Women. She not only does the household work but are also involved in other professions. Thus, she plays a vital role in society – Shreya Pandey, K V Hebbar, Bangalore

Celebrating Indian Women Madhuram Vatsal, St. Francis's College, Lucknow

Celebrating Indian Women
Madhuram Vatsal, St. Francis’s College, Lucknow

my doodle shows all the forms of Indian Women – a learner, a warrior, a goddess, a dancer, a scholar and a jewellery lover – Madhuram Vatsal, St. Francis’s College, Lucknow

All these Kids deserves appreciation and we hope Google will reach the rural parts too in the coming future. There are many potential kids there too 🙂

Source & Courtesy : Google.co.in, IBN

1000+ tonne Gold Hunt begun in India

treasure-pile

The Gold Hunt has begun searching for 1000 tonnes of Gold underground after a Sadhu / Saint raised clues for the availability of such treasure. Archaeological department, Govt. Officials and Public keep marching the temple which earlier had less attention than now, Unnao the town is now flooded with world media to witness the treasure hunt. Here comes more details about the place and the story… Let us see how it goes, will we find gold or just some archaeological samples 🙂

The town of Unnao (Hindi: उन्नाव, Urdu: اناو’) is the headquarters of Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh, India between Kanpur and Lucknow. It is approximately 18 km from Kanpur & 60 km from Lucknow .

The town of Unnao gives its name to the district of which it forms a part. About 1200 years ago, the site of this town was covered with extensive forests. Godo Singh, a Chauhan Rajput, cleared the forests, probably in the third quarter of the 12th century 

This region has been inhabited since antiquity as traces from ancient times remain at some places in the district.After the First War of Indian Independence in 1857, power was transferred from the British East India Company to the British Crown, by the Queen’s Proclamation of 1858. Once the order was restored, the civil administration was re-established in the district which was named Unnao, with headquarters at Unnao.

The hunt for a 1,000-tonne gold treasure had shades of the Hollywood western, Mackenna’s Gold. But the media circus that the occasion spawned was pure Peepli Live.

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Seers furiously chanted mantra, television reporters from home and abroad jostled for space, villagers frantically clicked snapshots and posted them on social media — the scene at the village in central Uttar Pradesh was indeed a mix of the surreal and the post-modern.

Walking past the different tiers of security, Swami Shobhan Sarkar — whose dream of a gold treasure in a mound near the Shiva temple has prompted this wild treasure hunt — reached the site around 4.00am.

Sources had earlier revealed that ASI’s excavation strategy is as per Sarkar’s dream. “Swamiji had said that the Shiva temple casts a shadow at different times of the day. The shape of the area earmarked for excavation appeared after joining the dots,” they said. In the 1969 Western, Mackenna’s Gold, the shadow of a pillar and the way it moves plays a crucial role in the discovery of the gold.

By the time, the sun came up, the area had turned into a media circus with regional, national and international channels and reporters swarming all around. School children and college students watched the proceedings amused often engaging in witticism.

The excavation work began at 12pm after district magistrate Vijay Kiran Anand arrived. “We are getting the entire activity videographed. Senior officials from ASI and GSI are supervising the work,” he said.

Pravin Kumar Misra, superintending ASI archaeologist, said that a 12-member team, including excavators and laborers, had initiated work for the “dream” mission. “We are using basic tools. It appears we will not need the big drilling machines,” he said.

When asked about the possibility of finding gold, the ASI official said, “I cannot say anything about any metal. For us even a broken earthen pot of that time holds equal importance.” When asked about Sarkar’s dream, the ASI official said, “We have not come here for gold. We are archaeologists who have a scientific way of working.”

Shiv Mohan Tripathi, a retired English teacher from Rae Bareli Inter-college, said he had come to witness history. “Guruji never utters empty words. If he has said, there’s gold, it surely is,” he said. There is also a general belief that their fate would change for the better.

As the day wore on, the spot became a fairground of sorts. People clicked photos in the backdrop of the Shiva temple. Many headed towards the food stalls which had sprung up from nowhere and sold orange candy bars, cold drinks, chhole puri, pani batasha, samosa pakora, tea and mineral water.

Unnao is amazed by the drama. Most admitted they were glued to the television to gather updates. A government doctor said, “Until now, many of my friends had never heard of Unnao. Now, I am sure, some of them would remember it because of the tamasha.”

 
via TOI
Courtesy : Times of India, Wikipedia