The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection has slapped a fine of Rs 300 thousand against Bhatbhateni Supermarket for selling daily essentials at a price more than the stated price of the goods. A monitoring team from the Department had found that the Bhatbhateni Supermarket at Tangal had sold consumer goods for more than the MRP of these goods. The Department said the store has been fined as per the Consumer Protection Act, 2075.
Similarly, the Department fined the MBT Food Store at Kapan Rs 100 thousand as it was found operating without keeping the price list of commodities. The government has permitted big stores including Bhatbhateni even during the lockdown for the convenience of the people to buy essentials. The Department has intensified market monitoring despite the lockdown to prevent consumers from being cheated during the present adverse situation.