Mumbai, India (PressExposure) August 05, 2011 -- Jewellery has always been a part of Indian culture, both for its aesthetic beauty and its investment value. India has over 3,00,000 jewellers and the industry employs more than one crore people. Organizations like All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation constantly endeavor to improve the standards of jewellery sector and the lives of those linked to it.
Today, GJF announced the launch of a JID (Jewellers ID) card to facilitate movement of gold, jewellery and precious stones from centre to centre. With a view to avoiding hardships during movement of gems and jewellery, simultaneously keeping in mind the concern of the authorities, GJF has introduced a Jewellers Identity Card (JID). The identity card is tamper proof and has biometric information of the card holder independently verified at all levels which shall also help in providing comfort to the authorities that the carrier is a genuine person from the trade and all his whereabouts / details are readily available.
Mr. Dinesh Jain -President -JID Legal & Redressal Forum made a detailed presentation on JID at the press conference, He stated that an independent committee consisting of eminent lawyers, retired IAS & IPS officers and competent professionals set under the aegis of GJF shall administer the issue of the card and the project as a whole. This is pegged to be a Zero tolerance card and will be an independent exercise beginning with the verification agency, card manufacturing agency and process monitoring agency. He further added that the Redressal forum at all regional & National levels shall liaison between various authorities and the industry.GJF will invest 15 million rupees to create the infrastructure within 2 years on the project.
According to Mr. Sanjay Kothari Vice Chairman, GJEPC ,"This project was long overdue initiative by GJF & we welcome this whole heartedly and highest compliments and full support to GJF for this project by GJEPC."
According to Mr. Bachhraj Bamalwa, Chairman, GJF ,"A jeweller's safety and security is an extremely sensitive yet important matter, and it was a long time need of the Industry to have such kind of identity card. Introduction of such program is surely a true and honest service to the mass jewellery fraternity. The GJF will work with various government agencies for the successful implementation of this project. I firmly believe that this program will pave the way for the smooth transition of valuable goods across India."
Mr. Shailesh Sangani GJF-JID Legal Redressal Forum Member confidentially states that this JID program shall changed the perception and the way jewellery industry is looked upon today by the world.
The increased movement of precious goods not only increases the risk on the stakeholders but also increases the exposure of carriers/ couriers (Angadias, Representatives of jewellers etc)