Hallmarking of gold

Ex - Scientist `F`& Head (SPPD)

Govt makes hallmarking of gold compulsory


To protect consumers from unscrupulous jewellers, the government today approved a proposal making hallmarking of gold mandatory.

The hallmarking of gold, which is voluntary in nature at present, is a purity certification of the precious metal. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), under the Consumer Affairs Ministry, is the administrative authority of hallmarking.

The Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, cleared the proposal by approving amendments to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act, 1986, that aims to expand the ambit of mandatory hallmarking to include more products, including gold, sources said.

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Govt-makes-hallmarking-of-gold-compulsory/articleshow/11362572.cms


thanks for your valuable information.




Your are not logged in . Please login to post replies

Click here to Login / Register  


  Search Forum



Post a Suggestion for LCI Team
Post a Legal Query
Forensics & Evidence     |    x