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Bureau of Indian Standards


Govt to industry body: Reconsider strike against gold hallmarking

August 22, 2021 1:15 am

The All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) has called a nationwide ‘token strike’ on August 23, against the government’s arbitrary implementation of mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery with hallmark unique identification number.

‘Arbitrary implementation of hallmarking process’: Gujarat jewellers' associations to join nationwide protest on Aug 23

August 20, 2021 11:30 pm

"To protest the arbitrary implementation of hallmarking process by the BIS, jewellers across India will join a one day symbolic strike on August 23," a statement released by National Task Force on Hallmarking said.

IIT-Delhi to introduce course, Centre of Excellence in standardisation, testing and conformity assessment

April 03, 2019 8:26 pm

DG BIS said, there is a need of active involvement of technical institutes such as IITs in elevating India’s position from ‘Standard takers’ to ‘Standard makers’. IIT-Delhi to incorporate topics on standardization and conformity assessment in the academics.

Cheap steel crackdown: Centre may seize poor quality imports

May 17, 2015 12:00 am

Those sellers failing to conform to BIS standards risk being raided and searched by the appropriate authority.

Hallmarking of precious metals to be taken up by Cabinet next week

March 13, 2015 1:31 am

Currently, hallmarking the jewellery is a voluntary exercise.

BIS organises seminar on international standards

October 15, 2013 2:32 am

A seminar on ‘International Standards Ensure Positive Change’ was organised by BIS to mark World Standards Day.

US IT,telcos ask Obama Admin to act on 'discriminatory' Indian policies

September 25, 2013 9:21 am

Companies claim policies have resulted in hundred millions of dollars of losses in the last quarter.

Scientists under scanner for certifying doctored bulbs

September 10, 2012 12:08 am

Top scientists of the Bureau of Indian Standards have been found by the Central Vigilance Commission as having colluded with manufacturers to issue fake standard certifications for domestic lamps

Make gold hallmarking mandatory: CAG

August 30, 2012 3:42 pm

Hallmarking of gold,voluntary at present,is a purity certification of the precious metal.

BIS probes 5 cases of violations of Indian standards

April 18, 2012 2:58 am

Violations were reported from Kolhapur,Aurangabad,Nanded and Parbhani