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Govt makes Gold hallmarking mandatory

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 17, Jun 2021
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  • Hallmarking will be available in only in 256 districts and jewellers having annual turnover above Rs 40 lakh will come under its purview
  • Hallmarking is the accurate determination and official recording of the proportionate content of precious metal in the jewellery/artefacts or bullion/coins.
  • It is done by Bureau of Indian Standards
  • Metals covered under hallmarking: Gold and Silver

About BIS

  • BIS is the National Standard Body of India established under the BIS Act 2016
  • Purpose: Harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods
  • BIS has its Headquarters at New Delhi
  • Ministry: Ministery for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution