Ankita JainThe Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, vide its notification G.S.R. 44(E) dated 20th January, 2022 has issued the Gas Cylinders (Amendment) Rules, 2022 further amending the Gas Cylinder Rules, 2016.

Where, the Rule 6, sub-rule (2) of the Gas Cylinder Rules 2016 details the manner of marking on permanent and liquefiable gas cylinders, with this new amendment a new clause (c) has been inserted in sub-rule (2) of rule 6 which has made it mandatory for all high pressure cylinders and Cryogenic containers used for filling of Non-Toxic, Non-Flammable Gases and Liquids to have permanent and tamper proof marking in form of Bar Code or RFID or QR code or any means of electronic identification number at conspicuous place on cylinders and containers.

Further, for the oxygen cylinders manufactured before the notification of these rules, they shall ensure to have permanent and tamper proof marking before expiry of 6 months, and in case of other non-toxic and non-flammable gas cylinders, within 1 year from the date of publication of these rules.

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