Quality Council of India

The Quality Council of India (QCI) was established as the national body of accreditation on recommendations of expert missions of the European Union after consultations in the Inter-Ministerial Task Force, the Committee of Secretaries and the Group of Ministers in 1996. The Council came into existence in 1997 through a Cabinet decision as an autonomous non-profit organization through seed funding by the Indian government and the Indian industry, represented by three premier industry associations- Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, is the nodal department for quality and the QCI.

The QCI has four boards involved in accreditation and promotion of quality.

National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB)

NABCB provides accreditation to certification and inspection bodies based on assessment of their competence as per the board's criteria and in accordance with international standards.

National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET)

NABET is a constituent board of the QCI. With the growing need for competent personnel and credible vocational training in various industry sectors, NABET has been expanding its scope of services to cater to the needs of the industry.

National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)

NABH was set up to operate accreditation programmes for healthcare organizations.

National Board for Quality Promotion (NBQP)

NBQP promotes quality in all walks of life. It receives nominal support by way of plan funds from the government to carry out the National Quality Campaign. It has so far done this through two basic components. First, promoting application of quality management standards and statistical quality tools, enabling the industry to improve quality competitiveness in general and in the SME sector in particular; and secondly, empowering the consumers to demand quality from suppliers. The campaign is carried out by organizing awareness programmes through QCI member organizations across geographical locations.

About National Quality Conclave

National Quality Conclave is the annual event of Quality Council of India. The first conclave was held in 2006 and since then seven (7) more conclaves have been held till date. Each year the conclave adopts a theme to inspire questions that will increase our understanding of quality practices in an innovative world and provide directions for additional practical applications for shaping of better future. Surrounding this theme the conclave showcases innovative services, programmes and practices to support quality initiatives for the future. The conclave acts as a platform for sharing new ideas, and involve in active discussion about promoting and achieving support from all stakeholders to improve quality. In every conclave a large number of delegates from all segments like industry, services, education, healthcare and small & medium enterprises (SMEs) receive learning from national and international experts. Every Conclave is addressed by several policy and decision makers including industry leaders. Experts national and international discuss the latest development, trends with applied examples related to specialized domain of knowledge. The Conclave is a not be missed event for any quality professional

D.L. Shah Award

Late Mr. D. L. Shah, the founder of D.L. Shah Trust, was born in June 1907. Mr. D.L .Shah was a man of vision, an industrialist of repute & a noted philanthropist. He made a tremendous contribution to the Indian Industry in general, and the Machine Tool Industry in particular. From early days, Mr. Shah was concerned with the Industrial progress of India. In 1920s, he started imports of goods required for use in India. In 1947, India became independent. Mr. Shah foresaw that as a developing nation, India would need to build a strong industrial base ; and modern machine tools would be an integral part of its foundation. He started Perfect Machine Tools Company (PMT) and represented several European manufacturers of machine tools. In mid-1950's he started representing Traub of Germany, and in early 1960's, the Group entered into collaboration with Traub for manufacturing their machines in India. Thereafter, the group entered into several other collaborations with European manufacturers for manufacturing various machine tools, and enhanced its contribution to the Indian Industry. For some years, Mr. D.L. Shah held the post of President of the Indian Machine Tools Manufacturers Association, and Machine Tools Marketing Association of India.

Mr. D.L. Shah believed in ' Quality as a philosophy ' in all spheres of life.

He promoted world-class quality culture in the country , and envisioned that ' Made in India ' would be a respected brand world over. He worked tirelessly & determinedly towards this objective. Along with other reputed industrialists, he initiated formation of National Centre of Quality Management ( NCQM) . He was instrumental in setting up the CMTI-PMT Trust , for promoting research & development in the field of machine tools , manufacturing technologies , and to encourage design talent in this field. For the past number of years, the CMTI-PMT Trust's Award is awarded in every IMTEX exhibition, and is considered to be a very prestigious one in the industry. Mr. D.L. Shah organized setting up the ' PMT Centre for Quality Management' at Bhagubhai Mafatlal Technical Institute at Vile Parle , Mumbai. Through D.L. Shah Trust , founded & run by him till his demise, he published & distributed free-of-charge a number of books on Quality, Productivity & ISO, as well as other book of significance. CMTI-PMT Trust's Awards are also supported financially by D.L. Shah Trust.

Mr. D.L. Shah's untiring work, and his invaluable services in the field of industry, international trade and quality got wide recognition , and he received several Awards.

About DL Shah Trust

Mr. D.L.Shah founded this Trust in 1994. The objectives of the Trust are quite wide, some of which are evident from the Trust's name itself. Through activities related to diverse fields, it is the endevour of the Trust to improve the 'Quality of Life' of fellow humans in India. As mentioned earlier , the Trust has published a number of books on Quality , Productivity & ISO , Standards on Quality , and distributed them free-of-charge to organisations , institutions and professionals. Over the years, thousands of copies of such books have been distributed, and form a valued trove of reference for the recipients. This work is still continuing at the Trust. The Trust also provides financial assistance to NGOs and other institutions , who are working in the field of quality & other fields. Several donations to , as well as activities in association with , NGOs are regularly under consideration/process.

QCI – D.L. Shah Quality Awards

qci-award-image "An opportunity for companies to showcase and share their success stories in the field of Quality"

Quality Council of India is pleased to invite applications for the 9th Cycle of QCI – D.L. Shah Quality Awards. The QCI-DL Shah Quality Awards have been instituted with a view to promote awareness that performance improvement through quality initiatives is an important element for gaining a competitive edge. The Award recognises successful projects (in the form of case studies) of an organisation that have resulted in continuous improvement of products and/or services, better and effective operations as well as increased customers/stakeholders satisfaction. The awards are given for specific projects which have to be submitted in the form of case studies.

Awards will be given for different sectors mentioned below:


Government ITes/BPO
Public Sector Financial
Manufacturing – Large (other than Pharma & Food) Healthcare – Large
Manufacturing – Small (other than Pharma & Food) Healthcare – Small
Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Education
Food and related products Infrastructure
Mining Logistics
IT/Software NGOs (including Social Sector)

Manufacturing SME will be as per MSMED Act 2006 & Hospital - small will be as per NABH Guidelines

There is no restriction on the number of projects that can be submitted by an applicant organization.
Note: There are no entry/ registration fees for participating in the award.

Award Presentation :

The Awards will be presented during 10th National Quality Conclave of QCI.

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