Directorate of Weights & Measures: Certifies or Crucifies?

Neha Swetambari, CCS Working Paper No.21 (Governance)

The Directorate of Weights and Measures has failed to achieve its main purpose of protecting the consumers rights to accurate weights and measures because of its procedures of licensing, certification and inspection. Applicants are harassed through these legal procedures and thus prefer to be dishonest and produce fake bills. The certification of weights and measures by private bodies would do a better job of protecting consumer's rights.