The government has allowed the manufacturers or packers or importers of pre-packaged commodities to declare the revised retail sale price (MRP) in addition to the existing retail sale price (MRP) for three more months from October 1 to December 31, 2017. Earlier, it was allowed for three months from 1st July 2017 to 30th September, 2017.
The government said the permission was given on account instances where the retail sale price of a pre-packaged commodity is required to be changed but not undertaken yet. The declaration of the changed retail sale price (MRP) was allowed to be made by way of stamping or putting sticker or online printing, as the case may be.
Use of unexhausted packaging material/wrapper was also been allowed upto 30th September, 2017 after making the necessary corrections. “Considering the requests received to extend the permission for some more time it has been extended to display the revised MRP due to implementation of GST by way of stamping or putting sticker or online printing for a further period of three months, up to 31st December, 2017,” said a statement by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.