Clarifying a December 28, 2020 notification, the Department of Revenue in the ministry said cash purchase of jewellery, bullion and precious gems and stones of value more than Rs 2 lakh is not allowed without KYC in the country for the past few years.
The notification issued under PML Act, 2002 on December 28 stated that only persons or entities buying gold, silver, jewellery or precious stones ‘in cash transactions’ worth Rs 10 lakh or above need to fill know your customer or KYC documents.
FATF is an inter-governmental body that sets international standards aimed to prevent illegal activities on terror funding and money laundering.
India is a member of FATF since 2010.
Since in India, cash purchase of jewellery above Rs 2 lakh is not allowed without KYC, so no new category is created under this notification. However, it is a requirement to be fulfilled under FATF, they said.
Sources said no new category for disclosure has been created through the notification.