Under the Hallmarking of Gold Jewelry and Gold Artifacts (Third Amendment) Order, 2023, the Union Government has notified the third phase of obligatory hallmarking. The third round of compulsory hallmarking, which began today, will comprise 55 new districts under the compulsory hallmarking system. A state-by-state list of the newly added 55 districts subject to required hallmarking is available on the Bureau of Indian Standards' website, www.bis.gov.in.
In the first phase, BIS implemented required hallmarking in 256 districts across the country, followed by 32 districts in the second phase. As a result, the total number of districts subject to required hallmarking has risen to 343. The number of registered jewelers increased from 34,647 to 1,81,590 once required hallmarking was implemented. So far, almost 6 crore gold jewelry have been hallmarked with HUID.