new Delhi. Jewelry traders can now get their registration done online. Union Minister of Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday launched the online system of registration and renewal of jewelers. With this, renewal of recognition and recognition of purity testing cum hallmarking centers of gold jewelery has also become easier. Ram Vilas Paswan today, through video conferencing, released the module prepared by BIS for online registration of jewelers and purity testing cum hallmarking centers (A & H centers) and discussed its merits and benefits.
He said that a large number of people have shown interest in opening purity testing cum hallmarking centers of gold jewelery at almost all major places in the country and by June 2021 centers will be established at these places. At present 921 purity testing cum hallmarking centers are functioning in 234 districts of the country.
The Union Minister said that the online module will facilitate trade for jewelers and entrepreneurs who have established hallmarking and netraja check centers or who want to set up them. In a conversation with reporters through video conferencing, Paswan said that no one would become a victim of poor fraud after compulsorily implementing Hallmarking of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on gold ornaments and artifacts from June 1, 2021 next year.
He said that due to the mandatory hallmarking of gold jewelery and artifacts, the number of jewelers coming forward for registration is expected to go up to 5 lakh, which is currently at around 31,000. Jewelers will now be able to complete the application for registration and the required fee submission process online. The special thing is that there will be no human interface to process the application. A jeweler will be granted registration as soon as he submits the application with the required fee. A mail and SMS alert will be sent informing him of the registration number and using that registration number, he will be able to download the registration certificate.
Paswan said that there will also be a big jump in the number of hallmarked gold jewelery and crafts. It is estimated that this number can go up to 10 crore from the current level of five crore, which will require increasing the number of assessing and hallmarking centers. At present, there are 921 Accuracy Testing cum Hallmarking Centers in 234 districts of the country. He said that BIS is also working on a module of automation of the workflow of assessing and hallmarking centers, which is expected to be ready by December 2020.
This post was published on August 21, 2020 9:13 pm
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