Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding regulatory regime to check acidic activities in testing of gold, 19/01/2021

  • 19/01/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of James Jose, Managing Director, CGR Hallmarkers Pvt. Ltd. Vs Government of India dated 19/01/2021. The issue for consideration was the need for a regulatory regime to check acidic activities in testing of gold.  

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) filed a report which informed the court that the "“Guidelines for Gold Assaying Hallmarking Centres" has been formulated by the CPCB and uploaded to the CPCB site. 26 SPCBs/PCCs have furnished their compliance status report of implementation of Gold Assaying Hallmarking Centres.

The NGT directed that the CPCB guidelines must be followed by all the state PCBs/PCCs and monitored by the CPCB in accordance with law.