Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council

Summary

Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) is an organisation set up by the Government of India (GOI) with aim to promote the Indian gem and jewellery industry and its products.[2]

Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council
GJEPC
Agency overview
Formed1966
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersMumbai, India
19°04′21″N 72°52′16″E / 19.072635°N 72.871157°E / 19.072635; 72.871157Coordinates: 19°04′21″N 72°52′16″E / 19.072635°N 72.871157°E / 19.072635; 72.871157
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Colin Shah[1],
    Chairman
Parent agencyDepartment of Commerce, Government of India

HistoryEdit

The GJEPC was established in 1966 by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (India), it was one of several Export Promotion Councils started by the Government. [2][3] It has its headquarters in Mumbai and Regional Offices in New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Surat and Jaipur. [4][5] The GJEPC was granted an autonomous status in 1998, it is the apex body for the gems and jewellery industry of India and represents almost 7,000 exporters. The Council presents issues to the Government and recommends policy intervention. [6]

Common Facility Centre (CFC)Edit

The GJEPC has set up CFCs in Amreli, Visnagar, Palanpur and Junagadh in Gujarat. The CFC Services include planning, laser sawing and cutting facilities to process diamonds.[7][8]

AwardsEdit

The GJEPC organises the premier jewellery design competition and Awards. It celebrates art, creativity and innovation by honouring the talents in jewellery design.[9]

SeminarsEdit

The GJEPC holds the Design Inspirations seminar in Mumbai in February each year.[10] Design Inspirations is an initiative to educate jewellers, designers and students about the upcoming trends in the gems and jewellery sector in India, Europe and the US. It gives in-depth insights into consumer behaviour patterns, aspirations, desires, emotions, feelings; and how to translate them into thematic concepts and visual directions.[11][12]

Education and ResearchEdit

There are seven educational institutes across five cities, and four gemological laboratories under the GJEPC.

  • Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ): They include Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery in Mumbai, Jaipur, Delhi, Varanasi[13][14] and Udupi[15][16][17] along with the Indian Diamond Institute in Surat.[18]
  • Gemmological Institute of India (GII), Mumbai: The institute was established in 1971, the GII is a centre for gemological, training services, Research and Development work.[19]
  • Gem Testing Laboratory, Jaipur: This is a coloured gemstone centre in Jaipur. It grades and certifies all kinds of stones, its speciality is in coloured gemstones.
  • Indian Gemological Institute, New Delhi: The Institute is located in New Delhi, IGI serves the gem testing and certification requirements of the industry in North India.[20][21]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Colin Shah appointed new chairman of GJEPC". telanganatoday.com. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council". bloomberg.com. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Jewellery industry urges govt to reduce import duty on gold, polished diamonds". economictimes.indiatimes.com. 13 February 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  4. ^ "GJEPC sets up CFC in Kolkata for gold artisans from Bengal". economictimes.indiatimes.com. 30 January 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  5. ^ "The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) Announces Participation Dates for The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2020". devdiscourse.com. 19 September 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Gem And Jewellery Industry And Exports". ibef.org. December 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  7. ^ M, Allirajan (23 February 2019). "GJEPC to set up common facility centre for jewellery makers". The Economic Times.
  8. ^ Maverick, Martins (25 February 2019). "GJEPC to set up India's first common facility centre at Coimbatore". In.fashionnetwork. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  9. ^ "IIJS Premiere show". IIJS. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Tag archive: Design Inspirations". gems2jewellery. 25 February 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  11. ^ "GJEPC Organised Design Inspirations Seminar". gems2jewellery. 13 February 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  12. ^ "The Futurist to power Design Inspirations luxury seminar in Mumbai". diamondworld. 7 February 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  13. ^ Sutanuka, Ghosal (4 December 2016). "GJEPC setting up Indian Institute of Gem & Jewellery in Varanasi". The Economic Times. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  14. ^ "Nirmala Sitharaman lays foundation stone of IIGJ Varanasi". magzter. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  15. ^ Kevin, Mendonsa (16 April 2017). "Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery at Udupi soon". timesofindia. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Union Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu inaugurates Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery, Udupi IIGJ Udupi is the 6th training institute set up by GJEPC". Indianjeweller. 25 February 2019.
  17. ^ "GJEPC to set up IIGJ center in Udupi". magzter. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  18. ^ "Government of India Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Indian Diamond Institute". Ministry of Commerce and Industry (India). Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  19. ^ "GII Diamond Detection Resource Centre (DDRC) and Research Centre". bdbindia.org. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  20. ^ "Jaipur Lab to Certify eBay India Gemstones". thejewelrymagazine. 6 January 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  21. ^ "Refrain from public disclosure of synthetic diamonds: GJEPC". 27 March 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2020.

External linksEdit

  • www.gjepc.org