Mumbai: The Union Government announced on Saturday that the Gold sales of BIS hallmarked gold jewellery or gold artifacts without the six-digit alphanumeric HUID will be prohibited after March 31st, 2023.
This move is aimed at protecting consumers and enhancing their confidence in purchase of hallmarked gold jewellery. According to the official sources, it would ensure traceability and assure quality in gold jewellery. Consumers can check and authenticate hallmarked gold jewellery items with HUID number using the verify HUID in BID CARE app.
The app provides information of the jeweller who got the article hallmarked, their registration number, purity of the article, type of article as well as details of hallmarking centre which test and hallmarked the article. Using this information a common consumer can verify the article being purchased by matching it with article type as well as its purity. Government at the same time has however notified that hallmarked jewellery lying with consumers as per old schemes will remain valid.