India Quality Council

India Quality Council

Quality Council of India (QCI) was set up in 1997 jointly by the Government of India and the Indian Industry represented by the 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)-to establish and operate national accreditation structure and promote quality through National Quality Campaign.

The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, is the nodal ministry for QCI. The society is governed by a Council comprising of 38 members, and has an equal representation of Government, industry and other stakeholders, including two representatives from quality professional bodies, six from manufacturing sectors/specific associations and four from the service sector.   

QCI is the apex-level body responsible for formulating a strategy, general policy, constitution and monitoring its components, including the accreditation boards with the objective of ensuring transparent and credible accreditation system.

The Governing Body also monitors the progress of activities and appeal mechanisms established by the respective boards. QCI functions through the executive bodies (boards/committees) that implement the strategy, policy and operational guidance in order to achieve international acceptance and recognition of various programs offered by the Boards. Each Board has a Chairman nominated by the Chairman of QCI.