Hallmarking of Gold Jewellery is set to begin from 15th June this year. In view of Covid, Government accepted the request of stakeholders to give jewellers some more time to get prepared for implementation and resolve issues.
Earlier it was expected to be implemented from 1st June this year. A committee was formed to ensure proper coordination and resolve the implementation issues.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal reviewed the progress made in the implementation of mandatory Hallmarking of Gold Jewellery in India at a webinar and conference organised by Bureau of Indian Standards.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Goyal said that India must have the world’s best standards in Gold Jewellery. He said Customers must get Hallmark certified Gold at the earliest across the country without any further delay.
Under Hallmarking scheme of Bureau of Indian Standards, BIS Jewellers are registered for selling hallmarked jewellery and recognise testing and Hallmarking centres. BIS (Hallmarking) Regulations, were implemented from 14th June 2018. Hallmarking will enable Consumers and Jewellery buyers to make a right choice and save them from any unnecessary confusion while buying gold. At present, only 30 percent of Indian Gold Jewellery is hallmarked.