# Quality Council of India is an autonomous body of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, under the Ministry of commerce and Industry.
# It was created jointly with three Indian industry namely Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM).
Brief History of QCI :
# Department of Industries (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) formed a committee is 1996 to establish an accreditation body to spread and make awareness about quality movement and the recommendations were submitted to the Cabinet in 1996.
# Accepting the recommendations, the Cabinet Committee decided to set up Quality Council of India as a society registered under Societies Registration Act of 1860 to establish an accreditation structure in the country and to spread quality movement in India by undertaking a National Quality Campaign.
Objective Of QCI:
# To establish and operate national accreditation structure and promote quality through National Quality Campaign.
# The Mission of QCI is 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.
#To lead nationwide quality movement in the country through National Quality Campaign aimed at creating awareness amongst citizens, empowering them to demand quality in all spheres of activities, and promoting and protecting their well being by encouraging manufacturers and suppliers of goods and service providers for adoption of and adherence to quality standards and tools.
# To promote quality competitiveness of India’s enterprises especially MSMEs through adoption of and adherence to quality management standards and quality tools.
# To facilitate effective functioning of a National Information & Enquiry Services on standards & quality including an appeal mechanism to deal with unresolved complaints.
Organisation Of QCI :
# QCI 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 Stakeholders.
# Chairman of QCI is appointed by the Prime Minister on recommendation of the industry to the government.