Department of Commerce takes action against 109 firms for violating rules
January 24, 2021 03:50 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection has taken action against 109 firms for violating the rules. The department took action against the firms, claiming that they were indulged in wrong practices.
During market monitoring including in the Kathmandu Valley, the department collected more than Rs 1.3 million in revenue, according to Information Officer Shivaraj Sedhai. The monitoring was conducted in 351 firms of 28 sectors in a month. Among them, 168 were directed for immediate reform while a huge amount of expired goods was also destroyed. Sixty-six firms were askew to furnish clarification, and samples were collected from six firms.
During the monitoring conducted for a month, action was taken mostly against food outlets. With the fine slapped on 27 food outlets out of total 106, revenue of Rs. 4.4 million was collected. The food outlets were found engaged in unfair trade.
The shops of eggs, feed, and cosmetics; grocery, feed industry, department stores, liquor shops, marts, and pharmacies were monitored. The problems found by the monitoring team included exorbitantly high prices, artificial shortage and black-marketeering, and sale of expired goods.