Scheme for setting up of Assaying and Hallmarking Centers in India with Subsidy by Government of India

 

The Government of India approved a scheme on pilot basis to provide central assistance to entrepreneurs for establishing Assaying & Hallmarking centers in 35 select districts during the year 2005-07 in the Xth Five Year Plan. The Scheme was extended to XIth & XIIth Five Year Plans also.

 

The Central Scheme envisages creating of countrywide infrastructure for assaying & Hallmarking of gold Jewellery. There are presently 231 A&H Centres of which 43 A & H Centres have been given financial subsidy from the Plan funds. Efforts are being made to publicize this financial subsidy scheme, which included regular advertisements in the print media, continuous display on BIS website etc.

 

The Scheme has two components namely:-
A)  
Infrastructure Building: 42 BIS recognized centres have been provided subsidy.

B)  Capacity Building:

    --  57 Artisan Training Programmes have been organized.

    --  13 Training Programmes for A&H Personnel have been organized.

    --  Three Training of Trainers programmes for BIS officers have been organized.


The rates of subsidy as applicable for setting up of A&H Centres w.e.f. 9 December 2010 are as follows  :  

Area

Private Entrepreneur

PSU

Normal

30%

50%

NE/SCS/RA

50%

75%

     NE – North East States, SCS - Special Category States, RA – Rural Areas

 

Bureau of Indian Standards invites Expression of Interest from prospective entrepreneurs for ‘Setting up of Gold Assaying and Hallmarking Centres’ in India in locations where no Assaying & Hallmarking Centre (assisted or otherwise) exists through its website. The Utilization of central assistance received from Government of India since Xth Plan is given below: 

Plan

Amount Received (in Rs)

Amount disbursed (in Rs)

X

50,00,000

27,17,641

XI

2,89,40,437

3,19,67,562

XII

1,61,00,000

1,55,45,233 (upto 15 September 2013)

For details of beneficiaries of the scheme, please click here.