The All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) has unanimously elected Mr. Anantha Padmanaban as its Vice Chairman

  • - 15 February 2018 8:51 AM

The All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) has unanimously elected Mr. Anantha Padmanaban as its Vice Chairman. Mr. Padmanaban is currently Zonal Chairman – South and he is the Managing Director of NAC Jewellers, Chennai. 

Swarovski Gemstones presents GJF Fashion Nite 2018

  • - 22 January 2018 11:22 AM

GJF had conjured an evening comprising an elegant mix of fashion, style and glamour to showcase the multifaceted creativity of the Indian handcrafted jewellery.

The 4th edition of PMI in the Smart City promises to be Bigger & Better in terms of Business Orientation than ever before

  • - 03 January 2018 2:42 PM

GJF presents the bigger and better avatar of its eagerly awaited business networking event - The Preferred Manufacturer of India (PMI) in Pune from 8th to 10th January 2018 at the J W Marriott Hotel.

E-way Bill Exempted for the Gems & Jewellery Industry

  • - 31 August 2017 9:58 AM

The industry welcomes Government’s move of exempting the e-way bill after GJF’s representation of the problem.

GJF reacts to Economic Survey referring gold GST rate being ‘low’

  • - 17 August 2017 3:59 PM

Economic Suvery Volume II 2016-17 stated that 3 per cent GST on gold is low and are disproportionately consumed by the ‘very rich’.

GJF to launch Adhigam software to Assist Jewellers migrating to new GST Tax regime

  • - 23 June 2017 2:44 PM

GJF starts preparing G&J industry on GST with seminars and webinars on GST on 29th June, 2017 in Mumbai.

Gems & jewellery trade fully ready for GST to be implemented from July 1

  • - 18 May 2017 9:47 AM

GJF  hopes that the Centre would levy only 1.25 per cent tax on the sector.

GJF to organise Labham, a seminar on compliance and best practices

  • - 12 May 2017 1:36 PM

“Labham” – an educational seminar on compliance & best business practices  for the gems & jewellery trade to be organized by GJF today in Mumbai.

GJF expects 20 to 30% growth in jewellery sales this Akshaya Tritiya

  • - 26 April 2017 4:21 PM

Industry looking forward to this day, as it is just before GST, says Nitin Khandelwal, Chairman GJF.


GJF urges Govt to levy 1.25% GST on Jewellery Sector

  • - 17 April 2017 10:13 AM

GJF urged the government to levy 1.25 per cent Goods and Service Tax (GST) on the industry as against the proposed four per cent.

GJF Hosts 5th Regional Networking Meet in Kolkata

  • - 30 March 2017 5:07 PM

An opportunity for distinguished jewellery manufacturers and leading retailers from Eastern Region to participate & develop business relationship.

GJF & industry delegates submits GST representation to the Bihar Finance Minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui & Commercial Tax Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav

  • - 27 February 2017 4:09 PM

All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation seeks GST of 1.25 per cent for the gems & jewellery sector

Newly elected chairman and COA takes charge at GJF

  • - 04 February 2017 5:55 PM

GJF  COA installation ceremony was graced by Ajay Sancheti, Hon. Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and Dr. Vedprakash Mishra.

Pre-Budget Recommendations for Gems and Jewellery Industry by GJF

  • - 19 January 2017 12:42 PM

The recommendations include increasing PAN card limit at Rs. 5 lakh and above, GST at 1.25 per cent, etc.

GJF appoints Nitin Khandelwal as new Chairman and Pramod Agrawal as Vice Chairman

  • - 06 January 2017 3:25 PM

GJF successfully conducted first ever e-Voting election of Committee of Administration (COA)

Nitin Khandelwal: Protection, Promotion and Progress

  • - 01 January 2017 12:22 PM

Exclusive Interview with Nitin Khandelwal, first elected chairman of GJF

GJF’s COA election results declared

  • - 30 December 2016 2:39 PM

This was GJF’s first ever election; all eligible members of GJF were given an opportunity to contest and cast their vote

GJF urges jewellers to go cashless

  • - 08 December 2016 9:37 AM

Sreedhar GV, Chairman, All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (“GJF”) Statement on move to encourage jewellers to go cashless

GJF to hold first ever online election of its COMMITTEE OF ADMINISTRATION in December

  • - 18 November 2016 3:35 PM

All eligible members of GJF will be given an opportunity to contest and cast their vote

GJF to submit GST representation to Government soon

  • - 19 October 2016 6:06 PM

GJF has raised concerns for GST rate of 4 per cent & has proposed GST rate of 1.25 per cent for the gems & jewellery sector.

It is the right time for NRIs to come to India for jewellery-related investments, says G. V. Sreedhar, GJF

  • - 25 June 2016 9:47 AM

India is well prepared to tackle the short-term volatility that could result from the outcome of Brexit.

GJF-led delegation meets FM

  • - 04 March 2016 2:59 PM

The delegation submitted its presentation to the FM to consider rolling back excise duty.

GJF expresses dissatisfaction over mandatory PAN card on purchase of Rs. 2 lakh

  • - 17 December 2015 10:42 AM

GJF has urged the Government to remove pan card requirement in jewellery sector and maintain status-quo on application of TCS on sales of bullion on Rs. 2 lakh and on Rs. 5 lakh of jewellery.

GJF donates Rs. 1.23 crore to the PM National Relief Fund

  • - 13 June 2015 1:50 PM

The cheque has been handed over toward the relief works of the Nepal earthquake victims.

GJF announces names of its Committee of Administration for 2015 – 2017

  • - 05 June 2015 5:19 PM

The 24-member team includes industry stalwarts, having been a part of the gem and jewellery industry for several decades.

Unite, Adapt, Upgrade - Manish Jain

  • - 26 May 2015 7:08 PM

Chairman, All India Gem & Jewellery Federation (GJF)

GJF concerned over imposition of compulsory PAN Card application on jewellery sales over Rs. 1 lakh

  • - 16 March 2015 5:37 PM

GJF has requested government to remove Pan Card requirement in jewellery sector and reduce Import Duties on gold, silver and jewellery

Smart identity card for jewellers, employees - GJF

  • - 18 February 2015 4:03 PM

The JID is a unique identification credential for people working in the domestic gems and jewellery sector at the time of movement within and outside the city, state or inside the country with precious and semi-precious jewellery, gold and diamond.

GJF welcomes removal of 80:20 scheme

  • - 01 December 2014 5:41 PM

Insists government to mull over unlocking unused gold and reducing gold import tax

GSI participates at the inaugural GGJF

  • - 21 March 2014 1:30 PM

All show visitors will be able to familiarize with GSI’s services and reports, and GSI’s existing customers will be able to learn about our new products.

Kama Schachter participates in the first GGJF 2014, Dubai

  • - 21 March 2014 1:06 PM

An assortment of stunning cuff’s, elegant cocktail rings, handmade light-weight necklace sets, beautiful ensembles and much more will be showcased at the show

Shantibhai Patel receives Gem of the Year award by GJF

  • - 28 February 2014 8:03 PM

Apart from securing the ‘Gem of the Year’ awards, Mr. Patel has received many honorary awards and recognitions in the past

DMCC and Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council India launch inaugural Dubai Global Gem & Jewellery Fair in March

  • - 05 February 2014 5:58 PM

GJF 2014 – a joint initiative of DMCC and GJEPC supported by Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG)

GJF opposes Hallmarking certicard

  • - 14 October 2013 5:59 PM

GJF recommends that the two BIS Committees on Hallmarking be merged.

GJF unveils Trust Mark Model and proposes Rashtriya Swarna Nivesh programme

  • - 01 October 2013 4:44 PM

Trust Mark Model is to help jewellers grow their business and become efficient and Rashtriya Swarna Nivesh is to get jewellers to contribute to national cause.

8th Annual General Meeting of GJF

  • - 25 September 2013 9:37 AM

GJF also launched the logo of “Trustmark”.

Self-regulation by GJF

  • - 13 August 2013 11:45 PM

GJF appeals to suspend the sale of gold coins, bars and low value added products to consumers with immediate effect.

Thai government lifts import duty on Gems and Jewellery at BGJF52

  • - 29 June 2013 3:10 PM

Sellers cut 20 per cent on import costs as buyers save 20 per cent on purchases.

GJF asks members to stop sale of coins, bars

  • - 26 June 2013 4:05 PM

GJF has asked its members not to sell gold coins and bars to curb imports of the precious metal and help the government in reducing current account deficit.

Man with a mission - Haresh Soni, Chairman, GJF

  • - 18 May 2013 4:55 PM

Jewellery in India is largely handcrafted whereas in foreign countries there is a concept of machine-made jewellery. Challenge for Indian jewellers is to upgrade manufacturing practices and make it more cost-effective and efficient. Moreover government re

Haresh Soni installed as the new Chairman of GJF

  • - 16 April 2013 12:50 PM

Haresh Soni took over from Bachhrajji Bamalwa as the new Chariman for the term April 1, 2013 to March 21, 2015.

GJF's Bachhraj Bamalwa's view on the budget

  • - 28 February 2013 2:14 PM

Nothing substantial in the Union Budget 2013-14 for gem and jewellery industry, says Bachhraj Bamalwa, Chairman, GJF. But he expects the import duty to be reduced in the coming days.

The GJF Leadership Summit in its forth edition was a big success

  • - 21 February 2013 8:05 PM

The GJF Leadership Summit consisted of three interesting panel discussions with eminent panelists and two renowned speakers. This summit was a well-attended affair with the audiences taking note of the prolific knowledge sharing.

GJF recommends ways to govt to curb Current Account Deficit

  • - 11 February 2013 5:23 PM

With the import duty on gold being raised, it is quite evident that the government has some concerns. Keeping this mind in consideration the GJF has suggested solutions to the government to constrict Current Account Deficit.

Preferred Manufacturers of India Program

  • - 16 January 2013 4:54 PM

GJF organised a Preferred Manufacturers of India Program (PMI)in Chennai to enhance business opportunities and foster good business relations.

GJF applauds Finance Ministry’s plan to remove Gold from Thailand FTA list

  • - 09 January 2013 2:53 PM

The GJF had also suggested various steps to save valuable forex by unlocking hidden reserve within the country, reducing the imports of gold by eliminating duplication is use of gold instruments, bringing in methods of reduction in hoarding of gold, etc.

Leadership Summit in Kolkata

  • - 08 January 2013 2:46 PM

GJF and GIA hosted the first ever Leadership Summit in Kolkata where eminent speakers from various walks of life shared their insights with jewellery retailers and manufacturers of Kolkata.

GJF discontented with govt’s decision to hike import duty on gold.

  • - 04 January 2013 2:42 PM

Government’s decision to hike the import duty yet again is set to affect the gem and jewellery sector badly, says Bachraj Bamalwa, President, GJF.

Haresh Soni - The Go Getter

  • - 27 November 2012 2:44 PM

Avid traveller, music enthusiast, artist, designer, vice-chairman of GJF, businessman, family man, are just few of the words to describe Haresh Soni of Premji Vallji Jewellers of Rajkot. Filled with hopes for a better tomorrow and making most of yesterday

Striking Success

  • - 06 June 2012 11:00 AM

Less than a decade ago, the coming together of major jewellery companies to campaign against a budgetary proposal to impose a two per cent excise duty on branded jewellery gave birth to the All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF). For the trad

GJF Calls for Indefinite Bandh

  • - 06 April 2012 1:34 PM

No Let Up Till Excise Duty Roll-Back, Maha Rally on April 11th in Delhi and on April 7th in Mumbai.

Indefinite strike continues in cities like Kanpur, Jaipur, New Delhi and Ahemdabad

  • - 23 March 2012 5:34 PM

5 Day Nationwide Strike against Budgetary Measures called off by GJF

IIJS 2011:Jewellers Identification Card (JID)launched by GJF

  • - 10 August 2011 3:33 PM

During the first phase they will be issued only to GJF Life Members who apply and meet the minimum criteria.

GJF announces “Preferred Manufacturer of India 2011-13” program

  • - 27 July 2011 10:49 AM

Will assist manufacturers in improving market share

Shantibhai Patel felicitated at GJF governing body meeting

  • - 16 June 2011 12:31 PM

Shantibhai is the President of the GJTCI and the Jewellers Association of Ahmedabad

Bachhraj Bamalwa appointed Chairman of The All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation

  • - 02 April 2011 5:15 PM

Bachhraj Bamalwa, one of the founding members of this apex body and a well-respected personality in the gems and jewellery industry takes over the reins of the GJF...

GJF delegation meets Finance Minister

  • - 08 March 2011 8:00 PM

Seeks definition of ‘Branded’ jewellery which attracts 1% excise levy

GJF & IIJ unveil educational summit “Vinaya”

  • - 18 February 2010 1:37 PM

The All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) and Indian Institute of Jewellery (IIJ) will be jointly conducting a 20-city educational summit -Vinaya.

Looking Forward to the Future -C. Vinod Hayagriv

  • - 22 July 2009 11:30 AM

"A strong believer in creating an environment of integrity and the highest ethical standards by ensuring fair business practices and leading by example" is how C Vinod Hayagriv, the new Chairman of The All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) des

GJF targets to grow from Rs 80,000 crores to Rs 125,000 crores by 2012.

  • - 14 April 2009 6:00 PM

GJF promises to reach out to 35 states and 625 districts and enrol 1 lac members.

Design Pavilion – catching the designer’s interest

  • - 12 July 2008 8:18 AM

An effort by BGJF organisers to celebrate jewellery design



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