New Delhi :
If you are planning to buy gold or silver jewellery then there is an important notification for you from the government. The government will make hallmarking for gold jewellery and artifacts mandatory from January 15, 2021, to ensure quality, Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday.
The department of consumer affairs will issue a notification by January 15, 2020, for making gold hallmarking mandatory. The report also added, at least 1 year time will be given for implementing mandatory hallmarking in remote areas.
The government will make hallmarking mandatory for 14 carats, 16 carats, 18 carats, 20 carats and 22-carat jewellery from 1 January.
For this, 400 to 500 new accessing centres will be opened. At present, there are more than 700 accessing centres in the country.
However, one year period will be provided for implementation of this decision to enable jewellers clear their existing stock.
Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution: The government will issue a notification on January 15, 2020 to make hallmarking mandatory for gold jewellery and it will come into force one year later, that is from January 15, 2021. pic.twitter.com/RiL1jVGZ82— ANI (@ANI) November 29, 2019