BIS raids Mira Road jewellery shop selling gold jewellery without hallmark

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Quickly acting on information received regarding violation of Hallmarking of Gold Jewellery and Gold Artefacts Order, 2020, a team of officials from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Mumbai Branch Office-II, conducted an Enforcement raid on Monday (20th February 2024) at a shop in Mira Road.

During the raid at M/s. Milan Jewellers, in Shanti Nagar, Mira Road (E), it was found that the jewellery shop was manufacturing, storing and selling without BIS hallmark and marking on gold jewellery/articles with old scheme of four marks. Substantial quantity of such Gold jewellery, without BIS hallmark & marking on gold jewellery/articles with old scheme of four marks found during the raid were seized, as Section 17(1) (a) of BIS Act 2016 had been violated.The violation of Section 17(1)(a) of BIS Act 2016 is punishable with imprisonment up to two years or a fine of minimum Rs. 2,00,000 or both as per BIS Act 2016. Action is being initiated to file a case in the court of law for the offence, informed Shri Sanjay Vij, Scientist ‘F’ and Head of BIS Mumbai Branch Office II.

BIS encourages all consumers to use BIS CARE App (available both in Mobile Android and iOS) to find out the list of mandatory products which shall be BIS certified. They are also requested to ascertain the genuineness of ISI Mark on the product before making purchase, by visiting BIS website http://www.bis.gov.in. Citizens are requested by BIS that in case they come across any instance where mandatory products are being sold without BIS certification, or where misuse of ISI Mark on any product is happening, the same may be informed to the Head, MUBO-II, Western Regional Office, BIS, 5th Floor, CETTM complex, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai – 400076. Such complaints can also be made by E-mail at the address [email protected]. The source of such information will be kept confidential.

SC/PM Source: BIS Mumbai Branch Office II

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