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3:06 pm - Friday April 20, 2018

Centre to seek revision of SC ruling on bottled water MRP

Agencies, New Delhi

The central government will move a review petition against the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that allowed hotels and restaurants to sell packaged drinking water over and above the maximum retail price (MRP).

Speaking to reporters here on Saturday, Minister for Food and Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan said the government will seek a review of the apex’s court order as hotels, restaurants, multiplexes etc. do not come under non-commercial institutions and for them to sell bottled mineral water to consumers above the MRP will attract penalties under the Legal Metrology Act.

The Supreme Court ruling was made on a petition filed by the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) that challenged an earlier High Court order which upheld the government’s authority to initiate prosecution against restaurants and hotels for selling bottled mineral water above MRP under the 2009 Act.

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