The government has denied reports like withdrawing the hallmarking of gold jewellery. It was said by the government on Tuesday that mandatory 'hallmarking' will continue on gold jewellery and it is being implemented from June 16 through different phases. Also, the circular in which the hallmarking is being said to be withdrawn is fake.
In fact, it is being reported on some social media that the Government of India has issued an order to withdraw the mandatory hallmarking system on gold jewellery. After this, the government had to give this clarification.
An official statement said, "It is being reported on some social media that the Government of India has issued an order to withdraw the mandatory hallmarking system on gold jewellery. This is completely bogus.
It is noteworthy that the mandatory hallmarking system for gold jewellery and artefacts has been implemented in a phase-by-phase manner from June 16. In the first phase, 256 districts are included in which hallmarking will be done. The government has identified 256 districts in 28 states and union territories for the implementation of the first phase of gold hallmarking.
It is known that hallmarking on gold jewellery was voluntary till now, it is a certification of the purity of the precious metal. The states whose districts will start hallmarking first include Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat and other states. Hallmarking in gold jewellery in India started in the year 2000.
As per the notification dated 14th June 2018, gold jewellery, silver jewellery and silver artefacts fall under the hallmark category, apart from this gold artefacts are also included in this category.