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.
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.
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.
May 17, 2015 12:00 am
Those sellers failing to conform to BIS standards risk being raided and searched by the appropriate authority.
March 13, 2015 1:31 am
Currently, hallmarking the jewellery is a voluntary exercise.
October 15, 2013 2:32 am
A seminar on International Standards Ensure Positive Change was organised by BIS to mark World Standards Day.
September 25, 2013 9:21 am
Companies claim policies have resulted in hundred millions of dollars of losses in the last quarter.
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
August 30, 2012 3:42 pm
Hallmarking of gold,voluntary at present,is a purity certification of the precious metal.
April 18, 2012 2:58 am
Violations were reported from Kolhapur,Aurangabad,Nanded and Parbhani