The government has introduced the BIS Care App in the country for users to check the quality of ISI and the hallmark of any product. Know how to use it…
Hallmarking on gold jewelery and related items has become mandatory from Tuesday after the government extended the deadline of June 1 in view of the COVID-19 epidemic. As per the new guidelines, jewelers across India will now be allowed to sell only 14, 18 and 22 carat gold items. According to the government, there has been a 25% increase in hallmarking centers in the last five years. With the existing capabilities of certification centres, India has the capacity to hallmark around 140 million items per year.
Now it comes to testing the purity of gold! The government has launched a new BIS-Care App in the country for users to check the quality of ISI and the hallmark of any product. BIS is the national standard-setting body in India. The BIS-Care app will allow users to check and know the quality of products that are ISI and Hallmark quality-certified. This will allow users to be made aware of the authenticity of the products and even register complaints about products that are not certified.
This app is available in both , and English for ease of use. With the app, users can access the complete complaint management system and use the same app as the BIS website.
BIS-Care App: How To Download, How To Use?
BIS-Care app is currently available only for Android users. It is available on Google Play Store and has more than 10,000 downloads. Know how you can download it…
- Go to the Google Play Store on your Android phone.
- Search for BIS-Care app in the search bar.
- When the search result appears, tap on it and install it on your device.
- BIS-Care app is very easy to use, you just need to follow easy steps for one time registration.
- Once downloaded, open the BIS-Care app.
- Also enter your name, mobile number and email id.
- Verify the number and email id through an OTP and now you can use it.
After this, you can start verifying the quality of the products and lodge complaints on issues like quality of the products, misuse of ISI mark, hallmark etc. This includes registration sign, misleading advertisement and other issues related to BIS.
According to news agency PTI, a committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Pramod Tiwari to ensure proper coordination and resolve the issues of implementation. In November 2019, the government announced that hallmarking of gold jewelery and artefacts would be made mandatory across the country from 15 January 2021. But the deadline has been extended twice amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
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