Pune: The Legal Metrology Organisation (LMO) has appealed to customers that they should not pay more than the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) on products. Due to implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1, the MRP of packaged commodity is likely to increase in some cases.
The LMO said, “The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has written a letter to manufacturers/ packers/ importers of pre-packaged commodities to declare the changed retail sale price, i.e. MRP, on unsold stock with them before July 1, by way of stamping or putting stickers or online printing up to September 30, 2017.”
Amitabh Gupta, Controller, LMO, said, “To avoid cheating of consumers by selling packaged commodities with additional taxes in the name of GST, consumers are appealed to be alert.”
“The difference between the retail sale price originally printed on the package and the revised price shall not, in any case, be higher than the extent of increase in the tax if any,” the letter sent by BN Dixit, Director of LMO, New Delhi to all industry and industries associations states.