Registration of Repair Persons / Agency of weights, Measures and weighing or Measuring Instruments
Any person / agency who wishes to obtain a Repair License must pass the theory & practical examination conducted by the Measurement Units, Standards and Services Department. The Licenses are issued under Mechanical repair and Electronic repair categories.
Weights and Measures
Scale Beams and Weights
Platform Scale (Mechanical)
Weighbridges (Electronic or Mechanical)
Electronic Weighing Instrument except weighbridge
Any other additional makes
When a person or an organization employs a gang to repair weighing and measuring instruments each gang shall have a certificate of registration. A repair gang means a person or group of persons used to repair instruments. Each group shall have at least one person whose competence is accepted by the Director to repair such equipment. Names and National Identity Card numbers of such persons shall be notified to the Director.
Those holding a Certificate of Registration for the repair of these instruments shall comply with the relevant regulation and the Act.
Officer holding Certificate of Registration for repairing authorized weights, measures or weighing or measuring instruments. in one place or an institution shall not apply for registration in another place or an institution.
The repair license will be cancelled for the following reasons:
Upon the death of Technical Officer
On his resignation from the institution
On the determination that the Technical Officer in incapable of performing the functions of his office owing to his illness or mental or physical infirmity.
Make a request for repair license
The applicant is required to prepare and send a request letter indicating in which category the license is required.
Obtain an application form
The applicant would receive the upon passing the examination
Support Documents required
Relevant educational and technical certificates
National Identity Card
Hand over application form
He/she must fill the application form and submit it to the Department.
Then the license will be issued by the director mussd.
Working Days :-Monday to Friday
Working Hours :-8.30 am to 4.15 pm
Holidays :-All Public and Mercantile holidays
Step 1: Applicant prepares and sends a request letter indicating which category of the license is required, to the Measurement Units, Standards and Services Department
Step 2: Department sends the letter to District Inspector for a workshop report
Step 3: District Inspector makes a field visit to the applicant’s workshop and performs an inspection to see whether the workshop has the suitable tools for repairing instruments.
Step 4: The District Inspector prepares a workshop report and sends it to the Measurement Units, Standards and Services Department
Step 5: The Department posts a letter to the applicant asking him to present for an examination.
Step 6: An examination on theory and practice is held for the applicant, by the Department..
Step 7: An examination is conducted to test the technical skills of the applicant.
Step 8: Once he/she successfully qualifies, the repair license is then issued to the applicant.
Note1: If the District Inspector is not satisfied with the condition of the workshop he/she will inform the Department. Reasons for rejection will be informed to the applicant by the department and he/she can apply again once the workshop requirements are met.
Note2: If the applicant fails the exam, he can re-sit the exam.
Note3: The license has to be renewed annually after registration.
Process Time Line
Applicant can get the license within 3 -6 months period
Practical: 2.30 hour
Theory test: Viva test for 15 minutes
Submit Application Form:
Working days – Monday to Friday
Counter open hours – 8.30 am to 4.15 pm
Holidays – All Public and Mercantile Holidays
A Repair license is valid only from the 1st January to
31st December of the relevant year
Costs Related to the Service
Cost - Applicant bears the cost for obtaining this service.
|Registration fee for a Repairer||Rs.|
|Repair scale beams & Weights||600.00|
|Repair spring balance||600.00|
|Repair Platform Scales (machanical)||600.00|
|Repair counter scale||600.00|
|Repair weighbridges (Mechanical or Electronic)||5000.00|
|Repair all types of mechanical weighing instruments Exept Weighbridge||3000.00|
|Repair electronic weighing instruments Exept Weighbridge||3000.00|
|Class II scales||600.00|
Any person not being registered by the Director, shall be guilty of an offence and be liable to a fine not exceeding Rs. 1,000/= or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both such fine and imprisonment.
* Also Refer to Offences and Penalties Section
Support Documents Required
National Identity Card
Requirements to be fulfilled when transferring a license to another person
Anyone could not to be transfer the repair license to another person,
Because the License is issued only for the Skilled person, who passed the examination by the department.
Is Any Skill person (repairers) want to resign his institution & then hope to work as repairer on any other institution or personal workshop,
It must be inform by the requesting new workshop inspection to the Director , mussd.
After the request,
the new work shop will be inspect by the District OIC & IF it is Satisfied , then the license will be renew as per the request.