New gold hallmarking process from today: Jewellers to sell 14,18, 22 carat gold
Gold hallmarking is a purity certification of the precious metal
Right now, ten grades of gold jewellery is available
The government will make the process of hallmarking of gold jewellery mandatory from today, but it will give one year’s time to jewellers to register themselves with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and clear their old stock. A notification to make mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery from 15 January 2021 will be issued by the Consumer Affairs Ministry. Addressing the media, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan said, "the purpose of making hallmarking mandatory for gold jewellery and artefacts is to ensure that consumers are not cheated while buying gold ornaments and get the purity as marked on the ornaments."