The administration of the PACP in Al-Batinah North launched its training course in the field of information security that targets all its employees.
Khalid Al-Alawi, the course lecturer, Head of Administration and Finance at the Department, indicated that the course contents include the foundations of information classification in terms of confidentiality, means of circulation, and penalties for disclosure, publication or mismanagement, as well as electronic information and information systems and specific aspects for their management and handling.
Judicial officers at the administration of the PACP in Batinah North Governorate discovered a construction materials shop trading in liquor at Suwaiq. During their daily duties the inspectors received a complaint from a consumer on suspicious dealings at one shop.
The total value of the fines imposed on the violating suppliers and traders in favor of consumer protection was OMR 88.705 in 2012: OMR 25.535 in Muscat, Sharqiyyah South OMR 11.750, Dakhiliyyah OMR 11.000, Buraimi OMR 10.710, Dhahirah OMR 9.200, and Sharqiyyah North OMR 8.600.
Within its efforts done to keep following up and fighting violations; for the welfare of consumer, the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) Seized 11.610 nonconforming, illegal packs of cigarettes of various brands in a number of shops in Muscat.
As a part of its continuous inspection campaigns, Consumer Protection administration in Dhofar Governorate seized 180 kg of chewed tobacco as well as tobacco that does not meet the required specifications and standards sold covertly in some small shops. Immediately after seizing those quantities, seizure reports were written against the offenders and the seized amounts were withdrawn then destroyed.
The Primary Court in Nizwa (Criminal Panel) recently ruled in a case referred by Consumer Protection administration in Dakhiliyyah Governorate. It judged for two-month imprisonment and a fine of OMR two hundred against a sales manager at one of the dairy companies in Dakhiliyyah for violating the Law of Consumer Protection No. 81/2002 and Omani Penal Code No. 7/74.