QUALITY COUNCIL OF INDIA (QCI) (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Economy)

News-CRUX-10     12th June 2024        
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Context: The Quality Council of India (QCI) celebrated World Accreditation Day across over 20 cities in India.

Quality Council of India (QCI)

  • About: It is a National body for Accreditation, set up through a PPP model as an independent autonomous organization with the support of Government of India and the Indian Industry represented by the three premier industry associations:
  • Established in: 1997. 

oAssociated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), 

oConfederation of Indian Industry (CII), and 

oFederation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

  • Type of Body: A non-profit organization registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  • Nodal Department: The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) - Ministry of Commerce and Industry).
  • Composition: Governed by a 38-member Council with equal representation from government, industry, and consumers.

oThe Chairman of QCI is appointed by the Prime Minister based on the industry's recommendation to the government.

  • Objectives: To lead nationwide quality movement in India by involving all stakeholders for emphasis on adherence to quality standards in all spheres of activities primarily for promoting and protecting interests of the nation and its citizens.
  • Accreditation: It is the independent evaluation of conformity assessment bodies against recognised standards to carry out specific activities to ensure their impartiality and competence.

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