BIS needs to fix gaps in hallmarking before making it mandatory.
Non family member employees are generally found only at the time of audit not otherwise. In certain cases, it is reliably learnt that the same employees are present at other centers that are being audited!
The list goes on...
However, Hallmarking is a step in the right direction. Hope the loop holes will be closed and new ones do not surface. more
This is the ONLY industry in which an nth attempt SSLC pass individual, with very little knowledge of analytical chemistry and quality procedures can be appointed as the Quality Manager. This half baked individual certifies the purity of gold as 916!!!
BIS has made things very easy for the vendors who generally cannot read and understand English. It prepares the quality manual for them in a standard format, which they download, print and sign (of the SSLC guy).
There is a lot to this industry that needs to be checked and changed. Interestingly, I am told that the head of the international organisation that sets procedures etc for Hallmarking is also Indian. I wonder whether this is why the ISO procedure for Hallmarking is so lax. more