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Jewellers booked for violations

Some of them found charging extra price of 11 to 14 percent

Hyderabad, May 5, 2008

'Akshaya Trutiya' the festival on May 7 and 8 that has come to be associated with gold purchases turned sour for several jewellers across the State with the Legal Metrology Department cracking down on 126 shops on Monday and booked cases for irregularities in the sale of gold and silver jewellery besides gold coins. According to a press release issued by Tejdeep Kaur Menon, Controller of Metrology said that in twin cities alone, cases were booked against 25 shops. Officials found that certain shops were charging an extra price of 11to 14 percent on the ground that there was wastage while making gold ornaments and they were using weighing machines that showed weight exceeding the limits of permissible error.

The release said that in some cases, the weighing machines were not re-verified and stamped and still in some other cases, the weights and weighing instruments were not presented for re-verification with the prescribed time. Ornaments and coins were found to weigh less than the figure mentioned in the bill or in the estimate slip. According to law states that the weight should not include that of diamonds and precious stones at the time of sale along with ornaments. jewellers need to charge only for the gold in the ornament. The cost of diamonds or precisious stones should be shown separately.

Cases were booked against shops in Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Proddatur, Kadapa, Anantapur, Tirupati, Narasaropet, Guntur, Chittoor, Suryapet, Tenali, Bhimavaram, Eluru, Jangarddygudem, Nellore, Warangal, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, Kurnool, Nandyal, Nizamabad, Sangareddy, Medak, Karimnagar and Ongole. The release stated that a help line was launched and number is 1-860-425-3333 that will be open on all working days from 10am to 5pm. Necessary information can be had from the website www.apcolm.gov.in. Complaints can be mailed to apcolm@gmail.com

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