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Project Based Support to Autonomous Institutions- Quality Council of India

Brief about the Scheme

The Quality Council of India (QCI) has been set up as a non-profit autonomous society registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 to establish an accreditation structure in the country and to spread quality movement in India by undertaking a National Quality Campaign. QCI works as the National Accreditation Body, supported by the Government.

QCI is governed by a Council comprising of 38 members, and has an equal representation of Government, Industry and other stakeholders. QCI is playing a pivotal role in propagating, adoption and adherence to quality standards in all important spheres of activities including education, healthcare, environment protection, governance, social sectors, infrastructure sector and such other areas of organized activities that have significant bearing in improving the quality of life and well-being of the citizens of India

QCI is entrusted with the task of carrying out National Quality Campaign with the mission; ‘Quality for National Well Being’. Quality of product and services both in manufacturing and service sectors is now accepted to be a major competitive element in industries. Quality is not only an issue of Assets and Investments but it also includes customer centric use of the above assets and investments made in any sectors. Human Resource plays major role in building up such customer centric processing and delivery of products and services. Quality mindedness is to be therefore built up to make such effective human resources. Quality campaigns organized in various ways are the major means to develop such quality mindedness. In order to achieve these QCI implement National Quality Campaign a plan schemes with following objectives:

Name of the Scheme: National Quality Campaign.

Objective: National Quality Campaign aims to creating awareness amongst citizens on the importance of achieving global benchmarks of quality in products and services. The emphasis of the campaign is to empower citizens 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.

The aim is achieved through a number of activities which includes:

  • campaign through print & electronic media

  • conduct of awareness programs / seminars

  • holding national and regional level quality conclaves

  • conduct of surveys/studies

  • publishing newsletter, books, periodicals, etc

  • Programs to create quality culture in Indian organization.

Budget Availability/Utilization since last 5 year:

(Rs. in crore)

Year of Plan

Plan Allocation

Plan Expenditure

Non-Plan Allocation

Non-Plan Expenditure

2012-13

-

-

-

-

2013-14

2.00

0.92

-

-

2014-15

2.00

0.65

-

-

2015-16

2.00

1.00

-

-

Year 2016-17

(Rs. in crore)

Year

Plan Allocation

Plan Expenditure

Non-Plan Allocation

Non-Plan Expenditure

Q1

2.00

0.35

-

-

Q2

-

-

-

Q3

-

-

-

Q4

-

-

-

Physical progress till the end of previous year 2015-16 and during the year 2016-17

Scheme

Physical progress till 2015-16

Physical progress during 2016-17

1. National Quality Campaign

Capacity Building: Awareness Programmes, workshops, seminars, conclaves etc.: 39

Surveys and studies: 4

Publication: 5

Print Media Campaign: 15

Conducting briefing on ISO 9001 standards and helping 5 select offices of DIPP get certified to ISO 9001:2015

Other activities: Implementing Kaizen/Lean Management Practice in PMO

implementing Kaizen/Lean Management Practice in PMO

Implementing Agency:

The implementing agency of the above schemes is Quality Council of India (QCI).

Monitoring and Review Mechanism:

QCI has to submit the utilization certificate in prescribed GFR form alongwith physical progress achieved so far. Only after receiving the utilization certificate from QCI, the next release of fund to QCI is considered by the Department.

Findings of Evaluation, if any:

During 11th Plan an amount of Rs.10.75 crore was incurred on the activities of NQC. Development & Research Services Pvt. Ltd. (DRS), the consultant agency, has undertaken evaluation study of Plan scheme ‘National Quality Campaign’ as carried out by QCI during 11th Plan. DRS in its report, had recommended for continuation of the scheme in 12th Plan and the same was accepted in the Department

Scheme Guidelines:

The above schemes implemented by QCI are under head ‘Project Based Support to Autonomous Bodies’ and the scheme guidelines for all the schemes under this head has been generalized and the same is attached as Annexure-I

 

 


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