LM&CA conducts training for goldsmiths

NAHARLAGUN, Jan 31: In continuation of its training programme on consumer protection, the department of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs (LM&CA) organized a daylong training programme on ‘BIS hallmarking system and proper use of weights and measures’ for jewellers and goldsmiths of the Capital Complex here on Thursday.
In his address, Controller of Legal Metrology & CA, Hoktum Ori appealed to the participants to cooperate with the department by using weights and measures properly, particularly in dealing with their customers.
He also suggested that they take advantage of the programme in regard to BIS hallmarking, which has been introduced by the Bureau of Indian Standard for the protection of consumers as well as to boost the image of the country in bullion trade in international arena.
Deputy Controller D Marbom suggested participants to use the knowledge they gained from the training in their respective businesses for the benefit of both sellers and buyers.
Assistant Controller (HQ) KP Tago highlighted on standardization of products with special reference to International Standard (ISO) and Indian Standard (IS) through power point presentation.
He urged the participating jewellers and goldsmiths to get registered under BIS hallmarking system for improving their product quality and also to draw greater confidence of their customers.
Papum Pare District Assistant Controller, Amrit Taba briefed on the legal implications of using non-standard weights and measures and other irregularities in the trade of precious metals. He asked the participants to take extra care in dealing with their customers with regards to quality and quantity of the products.
Based on a suggestion put forward by Dipen Roy of Onima Jeweler and Md Iqbal of Maa Jeweler, ACLM (HQ) Taba Tabin assured to take up the matter of establishing an assaying & hallmarking centre in the Capital Complex with the government.
Papum Pare LM&CA Inspector, Debia Tana highlighted various provisions of the Weights and Measures Act, while Itanagar LM Inspector G Singpho enumerated panel provision of the Act that attracted for irregularities in use of weights and measures.
More than 50 jewellers and goldsmiths of the Capital complex attended the training.