Hallmarking: UPSC Daily Important Topic | 28 March 2023


•Hallmarking scheme was started by BIS in the year 2000.

•Mandatory Hallmarking has been successfully implemented with effect from 23 June 2021 vide Hallmarking of Gold Jewellery and Gold Artefacts Order, 2022, and its amendment dated 04 March 2022.

•Before the implementation of 6 digit Hallmark Unique Identification (HUID) number, hallmarking of Gold jewellery consisted of 4 logos viz, the BIS logo, purity of the article as well as logo of the jeweller and Assaying and Hallmarking Centre.

•After the introduction of HUID, the hallmark consists of 3 marks viz, BIS logo, purity of the article and six-digit alphanumeric HUID.

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