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1 Quality Council of India The National Accreditation Structure

2 Establishment of QCI Inter-ministerial task force report – Jan 1993 Inter-ministerial task force report – Jan 1993 Recommended establishment of “National Quality Council” Recommended establishment of “National Quality Council” –NQC to provide accreditation, campaign and enquiry service –The secretariat of NQC to be provided by a body independent of the government –NQC to be a registered society Government approval in Feb 1996 Government approval in Feb 1996 QCI registered as Society on 21 Jan 1997 QCI registered as Society on 21 Jan 1997

3 Objectives of QCI Establish accreditation structure in the country Establish accreditation structure in the country Provide right and unbiased information on quality & related standards Provide right and unbiased information on quality & related standards Spread quality movement in India Spread quality movement in India Represent India’s interest in international forums Represent India’s interest in international forums Help establish brand equity of Indian products and services Help establish brand equity of Indian products and services

4 Structure of QCI Structure of QCI Quality Council of India National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) National Accreditation Board for Healthcare providers National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) National Accreditation Board for Auditors and Training (NRBPT) National Board for Quality Campaign Quality Enquiry & Information Service NABL is a separate Legal entity as of now

5 National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) - Schemes Accreditation of Certification Bodies Quality Management Systems (QMS) Quality Management Systems (QMS) ISO 9000 series of standards Environmental Management System (EMS) Environmental Management System (EMS) ISO series of standards Food Safety Management Systems – ISO Food Safety Management Systems – ISO Product certification schemes – ISO Guide 65 Product certification schemes – ISO Guide 65 Inspection Bodies – ISO Inspection Bodies – ISO 17020

6 National Registration Board for Personnel and Training (NRBPT) - Schemes Registration of Auditors Registration of Auditors Registration of consultants Registration of consultants Registration of Training Courses Registration of Training Courses

7 National Quality Campaign Awareness programmes Awareness programmes Sponsoring of Seminar Sponsoring of Seminar Focus on Small and Medium Enterprises Focus on Small and Medium Enterprises Quarterly Newsletter “CREST” Quarterly Newsletter “CREST” Website Website

8 Quality Information & Enquiry Service To cater to information related to Quality Systems and Standards To cater to information related to Quality Systems and Standards Presently providing answers to all queries being addressed to QCI directly or through website Presently providing answers to all queries being addressed to QCI directly or through website

9 International Recognition Mechanism for certification Multilateral Arrangement between members of International and Regional Associations Accreditation of Certification Bodies Accreditation of Certification Bodies – International Accreditation Forum (IAF) – Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC)

10 Status of International Acceptance of NABCB Member of IAF Member of IAF Member of PAC Member of PAC PAC MLA for QMS signed in August 2002 PAC MLA for QMS signed in August 2002 IAF MLA for QMS signed in September 2002 IAF MLA for QMS signed in September 2002 PAC MLA for EMS signed in June 2007 PAC MLA for EMS signed in June 2007 IAF MLA for EMS signed in October 2007 IAF MLA for EMS signed in October 2007

11 Status of International Acceptance of NRBPT Member of IPC Member of IPC Represented on the Board of IPC Represented on the Board of IPC MOU with IRCA MOU with IRCA

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