Hallmarking of Jewellery to become mandatory from 15th January

Jewellery, hallmark, India,

A written reply by the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Danve Raosaheb Dadarao in Rajya Sabha, stated that it has been decided that notification in respect of Hallmarking of Gold Jewellery and Artefacts would be issued on 15th January, 2020 and it would become mandatory in the country w.e.f. 15th January 2021.

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As on 31 Oct 2019, 877 Assaying and Hallmarking centres have been recognized by BIS which are equipped to hallmark jewellery in three categories 14, 18 and 22 carats as per IS 1417:2016. The State wise list of Assaying and Hallmarking Centre is enclosed at Annexure. The Assaying and Hallmarking centres are setup by private entrepreneurs and is a market driven activity where the decision to open a Centre is taken by the entrepreneur based on commercial viability as assessed by the entrepreneur at that location.

State wise – No. of A& H Centres

Sl. No. State/UT                                 A & H Centres

 

1.         Andhra Pradesh                      43

 

2.         Arunachal Pradesh                  0

 

3.         Assam                                     5

 

4.         Bihar                                       25

 

5.         Chhattisgarh                            6

 

6.         Goa                                         2

 

7.         Gujarat                                    74

 

8.         Haryana                                  18

 

9.         Himachal Pradesh                   2

 

10.       Jammu and Kashmir               3

 

11.       Jharkhand                               9

 

12.       Karnataka                               50

 

13.       Kerala                                      69

 

14.       Ladakh                                    0

 

15.       Madhya Pradesh                     16

 

16        Maharashtra                            123

 

17.       Manipur                                  0

 

18.       Meghalaya                               0

 

19.       Mizoram                                  0

 

20.       Nagaland                                 0

 

21        Odisha                                     19

 

22.       Punjab                                     23

 

23.       Rajasthan                                42

 

24.       Sikkim                                     0

 

25.       Tamilnadu                               100

 

26.       Telangana                                29

 

27.       Tripura                                    2

 

28.       Uttar Pradesh                          65

 

29.       Uttarakhand                            3

30.       West Bengal                            102

 

31.       Andaman & Nicobar Islands   0

 

32.       Chandigarh                              4

 

33.       Delhi                                        41

 

34.       Dadra & Nagar Haveli            0

 

35.       Daman & Diu                          0

 

36.       Puducherry                              2

 

37.       Lakshadweep                          0

 

38.       Total                                       877