Has the Government postponed Hallmarking on Gold Jewelry till 2022?

News Claim: A message with an image has gone viral on social media that the Indian government has postponed the hallmark on gold jewellery till June 2022

Viral message on WhatsApp today & other Social Media: ज्वेलरी लाईन की चिंता हटी, भारत सरकार द्वारा जून 2021 से सोने के जेवरात को विक्री हेतु दुकानदार को हॉलमार्क ज्वेलरी विक्री जरूरी के परी पत्रक को कोविडवर्ष के कारण *एक वर्ष ख्ख० जून* तक स्थगित आदेश जारी किये हैं जिससे भारत के सभी ज्वेलरी व्यवसायी को राहत मिलेगी?.. *साथ मे परिपत्र भेजा हैं… किर्तीकुमार वर्मा अंकिता ज्वेलर्स अकोट* हॉलमार्किंग जून 2022 तक रोका गया

Concern of jewellery line has been removed, the Government of India has issued orders to postpone the mandatory hallmark for the sale of gold jewellery by one year from June 2021, because of which all jewellery traders will get relief, also have sent the certificate, Kirti Kumar Verma Ankita Jewellers Akot.  Hallmarking stopped till June 2022.


News Verification: The above viral news is widely talked about on social media is not true, there is no such announcement by the Indian government.

News verdict: False, the viral message used information from Cadbury in Australia to claim it relates to India.

As per freepressjournal, The All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) has urged the government to extend the deadline for implementation of mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery to June 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lack of infrastructure.

As per the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Hallmarking of Gold made Mandatory in 256 districts from today. Hallmark will include a six-digit code along with BIS Mark & Purity and delivery voucher to be issued to Jeweller for utmost transparency: DG, BIS Jewellers can continue to buy back old gold jewellery without hallmark from the consumer, and in order to give adequate time to the manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of Gold Jewellery, there would be No penalties till August end: DG, BIS

As per PIB, A letter is being accompanied by a false headline claiming that hallmarking is being stopped till June 2022 due to #Covid.

Conclusion: The news shared on Hallmarking is not true

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