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Mandatory gold hallmarking to be implemented from June 1, says govt

Gold hallmarking is a purity certification of the precious metal and is voluntary in nature at present

A saleswoman displays a gold necklace to a customer inside a jewellery showroom in Mumbai. Photo: Reuters
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A saleswoman displays a gold necklace to a customer inside a jewellery showroom in Mumbai. Photo: Reuters

Press Trust of India
The government on Tuesday said it is fully prepared to implement mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts from June 1, 2021.

Gold hallmarking is a purity certification of the precious metal and is voluntary in nature at present.

The Centre, in November 2019, had announced that hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts would be made mandatory across the country from January 15, 2021. The government had given jewellers more than a year to shift to hallmarking and register themselves with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

But the deadline was extended for four months till June 1 after the jewellers sought more

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First Published: Apr 13 2021 | 11:09 PM IST

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