Mandatory gold hallmarking comes into force

Mumbai: Hallmarking on gold jewellery and related items came into force after the government extended the earlier June 1 deadline in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As per the new guidelines, jewellers across India will now be allowed to sell gold items of only 14, 18 and 22 carats.

As per the government, hallmarking centres have grown by 25% in the last five years. With the existing capabilities at certification centres, India has the capacity to hallmark around 14 crore articles per year. In November 2019, the government announced that hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts would be made mandatory across the country from 15 January 2021.

But the deadline has been extended twice amid the coronavirus disease. Asianet Online