Gold hallmarking is a purity certification of the precious metal and is voluntary in nature at present. (Representative image)
NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday further extended the deadline for mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts by a fortnight till June 15 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting chaired by consumer affairs minister Piyush Goyal.
In November 2019, the government had announced that hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts would be made mandatory across the country from January 15, 2021. However, the deadline was extended for four months till June 1 after jewellers sought more time in view of the pandemic.
Gold hallmarking is a purity certification of the precious metal and is voluntary in nature at present.
“In view of Covid, the government accepted the request of stakeholders to give jewellers some more…