No gold jewellery will be sold without BIS hallmark after Jan 15, 2021: Govt

Bureau of Indian Standards Scientist-F, HS Pasricha, on Tuesday said that after January 15, 2021, no gold jewellery and artefacts will be sold without BIS hallmark. Adding to it, he said gold will only be sold in three carats i.e. 14, 18 and 22. "Under BIS Act, the offender will be fined Rs 1 lakh which can vary accordingly and imprisonment," he added.