Shri Narendra Modi
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
Gems and Jewellery
Functions of the Division

The EP (Gems and Jewellery) Division deals with facilitating and promoting exports of gems and jewellery products along with appraisal of imports of commodities relating to gems & jewellery sector. EP(G&J) Division facilitates various export promotional measures for gems and jewellery sector including participation in trade promotion events along with export related interventions to address the issues/challenges faced by the industry. The Division also handles work related to preparation and review of export strategy/action plan, monitoring & analyzing export performance, taking corrective actions along with issues pertaining to domestic gems & jewellery industry.

This Division also deals with matters relating to Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and Indian Diamond Institute (IDI), Surat. Activities/ functions of GJEPC & IDI are available at their respective website: https://gjepc.org & https://www.diamondinstitute.net. These organisations are not funded by the Govt for their day to day running.

In addition, EP(G&J) Division is the nodal point for implementation of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS).

Officers in the Division
Shri S. Suresh Kumar | Joint Secretary
  • Room No : 233
  • Tel : 23061818
Shri R. Arulanandan | Director
  • Room No : 267-A
  • Tel : 23063050
Shri Prashant Pandey | Section Officer
  • Room No : 444
  • Tel : 23038549
Trade Statistics

Trade statistics of gem and jewellery products for the year 2019-20 and 2020-21

Values in USD $ Million
Sl No. Commodity  Apr-Mar  2020  Apr-Mar  2021 % Growth
1 Pearl, Precious, Semiprecious Stones 20,692.46 18,149.09 -12.29
2    Gold 1,364.05 553.78 -59.40
3 Silver  9.60 464.04 4,731.48
4 Other Precious and Base Metals  87.15 230.04 163.95
5 Gold and Other Precious Metal Jewellery  13,745.22 6,625.87 -51.80
Total Gems & Jewellery Export 35,898.49 26,022.82 -27.51
Trade promotion activities

EPCs are entrusted with task of hosting/guiding exporters for Trade Promotion events. The Trade Promotion Events are supported by the Department through its Market Access Initiative and Market Development Assistance Schemes.

Mandatory disclosures under RTI Act
Shri R. Arulanandan | Director
  • Room No : 267-A, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
  • Tel : 23063050
  • Email : arul[dot]ofb[at]nic[dot]in
Appellate Authority:
Shri S. Suresh Kumar | Joint Secretary
  • Room No : 233, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
  • Tel : 23061818
  • Email : suresh[dot]kumar1972[at]gov[dot]in
Shri Prashant Pandey | Section Officer
  • Room No : 444, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
  • Tel : 23062261 Ext.549
  • Email : moc_epgj[at]nic[dot]in

Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and Indian Diamond Industry (IDI) are not covered under the RTI Act provisions. For any information directly pertaining to the Council/Institute, applicant can approach GJEPC/IDI directly. EP(G&J) Division can provide information pertaining to aspects related to the functioning of the Division and related aspects.

GJEPC and IDI are not under the administrative control of the government and enjoy autonomy in administrative matters for creation of posts, service matters etc. However, the function of EPCs are as governed by para 2.55 of FTP 2015-20.