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On June 14, 2018, the Executive Committee of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), with the previous approval of the Central Government, has made the Hallmarking Regulations 2018, F. No. BS/11/05/2018, mandatory for precious metal articles in India.
The new regulations give provisions for:
- grant, operation, renewal and cancellation of certificate of registration
- grant, operation, renewal, suspension and cancellation of recognition of assaying and hallmarking center
- grant, operation, renewal and cancellation of license for refinery or mint
The regulations gain immediate effect on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.