Hallmarking of Jewellery in India – total number of Assaying & Hallmarking (A&H) centres is 830

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Hallmarking of Jewellery

By PIB Delhi

The Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 has enabling provisions for making hallmarking of precious metal articles mandatory by the Central Government.

The setting up of Assaying & Hallmarking (A&H) Centre is a market driven activity depending upon the commercial viability as assessed by the entrepreneur. At present the total number of A&H centres is 830.

The details of hallmarking centres, State-wise is at Annexure. In Rajasthan there are 40 A&H centres.

Any person can get their jewellery tested from any Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) recognized Assaying and Hallmarking Centre after paying the due charges.

Bureau of Indian Standards organizes regular Awareness Programmes through its various Regional Offices/Branch Offices. Many of these awareness programmes are conducted in association with Consumer Organizations. These programmes focus on enhancing quality consciousness of consumers by highlighting issues of Standardization,

Promotion of BIS Standard Mark, Hallmarking of Gold & Silver and educating them on the misuse of BIS Standard mark & Complaint Redressal System for products with BIS Standard Mark

This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao in the Lok Sabha today.

Consumer Awareness Programme carried out in the last three years and current year is as under:

YearConsumer Awareness Programmes
2016-17166
2017-18208
2018-19182
2019-20 (upto May 2019)10