NEW DELHI : Jewellers can advertise alone hallmarked jewellery and artefacts fabricated of 14, 18 and 22 carat gold from January 15, 2021 and abuse of this will allure amends and imprisonment of one year, Consumer Affairs Abbot Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday.
Jewellers accept been accustomed one year time to annals with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and apparatus the binding hallmarking of gold jewellery to ensure abstention of the adored metal, he told reporters.
Consumers accept to watch out for four marks on hallmarked gold jewellery: BIS mark, abstention in carat, appraisal centre’s name and jewellers’ identification mark.
A notification to accomplish binding hallmarking of gold jewellery from January 15, 2021 will be issued on January 16 by the Consumer Affairs Ministry.
Gold hallmarking is a abstention acceptance of the adored metal and is autonomous in attributes at present. The BIS is already active a hallmarking arrangement for gold jewellery back April 2000 and about 40 per cent of gold jewellery is actuality hallmarked currently.
“This will become binding from January 15, 2021. We will accord one year time for implementation. Jewellers will be accustomed to advertise alone 14, 18 and 22 carat gold jewellery,” Paswan said.
Instead of ten grades earlier, hallmarked gold jewellery will now be accessible in three grades of 14 carat, 18 carat and 22 carat, he said.
At present, there are 892 assaying and hallmarking centres in 234 commune locations, and 28,849 jewellers accept taken BIS registration.
“We are targeting to accessible hallmarking centres in all districts of the country and annals all jewellers during this one year window,” he said, abacus that a massive acquaintance attack will be launched.
The abbot additionally said that binding hallmarking will assure the accessible adjoin lower caratage and ensure consumers do not get cheated while affairs gold ornaments and get the abstention as apparent on the ornaments.
A chief BIS official H S Pasriche said chastening activity will be taken adjoin jewellers for abuse of binding hallmarking norm. The amends would be ₹1 lakh to bristles times of the amount of the article and additionally one year imprisonment.
The government has not accustomed comments on the abstract affection ascendancy adjustment for binding hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts that was hosted on WTO website on October 10, 2019.
As per all-around barter rules of WTO, a affiliate country has to acquaint a affection ascendancy adjustment with the Geneva-based multilateral anatomy and the action takes about two months time. Exporting nations accept to accede with the BIS affection norms defined for gold in the affection ascendancy order. India is a allotment of the 164-member WTO back 1995.
India is the better importer of gold, which mainly caters to the appeal of jewellery industry. In aggregate terms, the country imports 700-800 tonne of gold annually.
According to World Gold Council data, India’s accumulative gold appeal beneath to 496.11 tonne during the aboriginal nine months of 2019 from 523.9 tonne in the year-ago period. In 2018, gold appeal stood at 760.4 tonne.
Similarly, the accumulative gold acceptation beneath to 502.9 tonnes in the aboriginal nine months of 2019 from 587.3 tonnes in the agnate aeon of the antecedent year. India’s gold imports stood at 755.7 tonnes in 2018.
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