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Quality Council of India

Focus: GS II: Autonomous Bodies, Institutions, National Institutions

Why in News?

The Quality Council of India is set to celebrate its Silver Jubilee at the Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi with a special event intended to share India’s journey of growth, accelerated by the enhancement of quality. 

  • QCI launches a marquee campaign–‘Gunvatta Se Atmanirbharta’ to celebrate India’s commitment to quality

Quality Council of India (QCI):

  • Quality Council of India (QCI) was set up in 1997 as an autonomous body.
  • It was setup jointly by the Government of India and the Indian Industry represented by the three premier industry associations i.e.
    • Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM),
    • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and
    • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
  • It aims to establish and operate national accreditation structure and promote quality through National Quality Campaign.
  • The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, is the nodal ministry for QCI.
  • Chairman of QCI is appointed by the Prime Minister on recommendation of the industry to the government.

December 2023