What is Quality Council of India?

The Quality Council of India (QCI) is a pioneering experiment of the
Government of India in setting up organizations in partnership with the Indian industry.

  •  A committee which included various interested ministries and stakeholders
    including industries were constituted to make suitable recommendations. The work of the committee was coordinated by the then Department of Industries (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) and the recommendations were submitted to the Cabinet in 1996.
    Key recommendations:

    • Need for establishing an organization jointly by the Government and the industry and
    • the need for the organization to be selfsustaining and be away from the government.
  • Accepting the recommendations, the government set up
    Quality Council of India(QCI) in 1997 as a non-profit autonomous society registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860.
  • Nodal Ministry: Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry is the nodal department for QCI.
  • Chairman: The Chairman of QCI is appointed by the Prime Minister on the recommendation of the industry to the government.
  • Quality Council of India publishes a quarterly magazine known as “Quality India
  • Quality Council of India aims to establish an accreditation structure in the country and to spread quality movement in India by undertaking a National Quality Campaign.
  • Quality Council of India is governed by a Council comprising of 38 members including the Chairman and Secretary General.
  • The Council has an equal representation of Government, Industry and other


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