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Second phase of mandatory gold hallmarking shall come into force from June 01, 2022; to cover additional 3 caratages of jewellery, artefacts

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Second phase of mandatory gold hallmarking shall come into force from June 01, 2022

The second phase of the mandatory hallmarking vide Hallmarking of Gold Jewellery and Gold Artefacts shall come into force from June 01, 2022, which will cover additional three caratages of gold jewellery/artefacts that is 20, 23 and 24 carats, the government release said.

“32 new districts under the mandatory hallmarking regime wherein an AHC has been setup post-implementation of the first phase of the mandatory hallmarking order, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution official statement said.

The government notified the order on April 04, 2022.

BIS has been successful in the implementation of Mandatory Hallmarking by the Bureau of Indian Standards in 256 districts of the country with effect from 23 June 2021, wherein more than 3 lakh gold articles are being hallmarked with HUID every day, the release noted.

It further said, BIS has made a provision to allow a common consumer to get the purity of their non hallmarked gold jewellery tested at any of the BIS recognized Assaying and Hallmarking Centres (AHC).

The AHC shall undertake the testing of gold jewellery from common consumers on priority and provide a test report to the consumer. The test report issued to the consumer will assure the consumer about the purity of their jewellery and will also be useful if the consumer wishes to sell the jewellery lying with him.

“The charge for testing gold jewellery up to 4 articles is Rs 200. For 5 or more articles, the charges are Rs 45 per article,” the release also mentioned.

The authenticity and purity of the hallmarked gold jewellery items with the HUID number, purchased by a consumer, can also be verified by using ‘verify HUID’ in the BIS CARE app which can be downloaded from the play store, the ministry also said in release.

Courtesy: Zee Business

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