JAMMU, Mar 30: A meeting of the Executive Committee of Sarafa Association Jammu Province (SAJP) was held here today to discuss the new hallmarking rules that will be implemented from April 1, 2023.
Raman Suri, SAJP president; Rakesh Mahajan, Sr. Vice President; Deepak Jain, vice president; Vijay Kumar Verma, general secretary; Sumit Handa, secretary; Surinder Kumar Jain, treasurer; advisors-Vijay Saraf, Ajay Talla, Darshan Lal Dhalla, Sanjay Jain, Chaman Lal Khajuria and Rajesh Sawhney and executive members-Ankur Suri, Aman Jain, Jugal Kishore Babbar, Vishal Jain and Rajiv Jain attended the meeting.
Earlier SAJP president, general secretary and secretary attended Jewellers Awareness Programme on March 27, 2023 at the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) J&K Branch Office (JKBO).
The programme focused on new hallmarking rules pertaining to HUID.
The meeting of SAJP today aimed at discussing ways to increase awareness among Jewellers regarding new rules and the best practices to adopt in order to follow those rules properly.
It was decided that small-group meetings will be held with fellow Jewellers and awareness will be spread along with resolving issues.
Raman Suri asked the Jewellers to adhere to the BIS norms from April 1st this year, by Hallmarking all gold Jewellery and related items and come at par with the global standards to win faith of customers.
He said that from April 1, 2023, all Gold Jewellery and artifacts will have to carry a mandatory six-digit alphanumeric Hallmark Unique Identification Number (HUID) which will ensure quality standards and bring the Indian Jewellery Industry in line with global standards.
“Those violating the rules will be penalized five times the cost of the object or imprisoned for up to one year,” he maintained.