Gold hallmarking drive rolls out rollout smooth in 256 districts; national implementation planned

The rollout of mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery in 256 districts has been smooth so far and the process of expanding it to all districts of the country is now underway, according to the Consumer Affairs Ministry. Hallmarking, a quality certification, has been made mandatory with effect from June 23, 2021 for 14, 18, and […]

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Mandatory gold hallmarking for jewellers on the rise during July-Nov: Centre

More than 1.26 lakh jewellers have registered for gold hallmarking since its mandatory implementation from June this year, the government said. Mandatory gold hallmarking, a purity certification of the precious metal, came into force from June 23 in a phased manner. The government has identified 256 districts from 28 states and union territories for its […]

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Postponement sought of mandatory hallmarking in India due to COVID, lack of infrastructure


The All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) has urged the government to extend the deadline for implementation of mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery to June 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lack of infrastructure. The government has mandated that all jewellery has to be hallmarked by June 2021. Jewellers have asked for […]

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Maharashtra jewellers ask Chief Minister to allow them to avail of festivals in April despite lockdown


The national body of the gems and jewellery industry All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) has written to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray to allow jewellers to operate on the festive days in the month of April and the upcoming wedding season despite the lockdown. There are several auspicious occasions such as Gudi […]

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