The Quality Council of India is set to celebrate its Silver Jubilee at the Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi.


About QCI –

  • The QCI has been established as a National body for Accreditation on recommendation of Expert Mission of EU after consultation in Inter-Ministerial Task Force, Committee of Secretaries and Group of Ministers through a Cabinet decision in 1996.
  • Accordingly, the QCI was set up through a PPP model as an independent autonomous organisation with the support of Government of India and the Indian Industry represented by the three premier industry associations, (i) Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), (ii) Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and (iii) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
  • Chairman of QCI is appointed by the Prime Minister on recommendation of the industry to the government. Mr. Ratan Tata
  • The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (now Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, is the nodal ministry for QCI.
  • QCI has launched a marquee campaign – Gunvatta Se Atmanirbharta — India’s quality movement. The campaign aims to celebrate Indias quality hubs, create awareness about India’s landmark achievements and inform people about the many initiatives that India is embracing with an aim to enhance the quality of lives of all our citizens.


Structure –

The QCI is the umbrella organisation of five boards –

  • NABL – National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories;
  • NABH – National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare;
  • NABET – National Accreditation Board for Education and Training;
  • NABCB – National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies; and
  • NBQP – National Board for Quality Promotion.