New Delhi, Aug. 7 : Celebrating the tenth year of National Quality Conclaves, the Quality Council of India (QCI) organized a mega conclave, which was inaugurated by Amitabh Kant, Secretary, DIPP (Ministry of Commerce and Industry) in the national capital today.
The theme of this year’s conclave is “Creating an Ecosystem for World Class Quality”. The conclave is being co-hosted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Quality Austria Central Asia (QACA) with American Society for Quality (ASQ) as the knowledge partner.
Delivering the keynote address, Kant highlighted that India needs to achieve nine to ten percent p.a. growth for three decades which would lead to transformation of the nation and poverty being eliminated. He cited the examples of countries like Japan, Korea and China who grew in the back of manufacturing.
Kant stressed that manufacturing creates job opportunities and the job challenges can be overcome through growth in manufacturing.
The Secretary DIPP also highlighted that there was a pressing need to Make India an easy place to do business, so that manufacturing can easily get established and excel in manufacturing .
In this context, he lauded Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) movement being initiated by Quality Council of India (QCI) which will change the manufacturing landscape of the country transforming the completely MSME sector.
In the inaugural session, QCI presented awards across sectors for promotion of best practices and creating world-class quality benchmarks to reach new levels of efficiency & productivity.
Over 1,000 delegates from India and abroad, including quality professionals, industry managers, WHO representatives and senior officials from the Centre and state governments, are participating in this event.
The chairman of QCI, Adil Zainulbhai, mentioned the initiative of QCI to elevate the quality level of more than 1.5 Million MSMEs in a time of five years to support the ‘Make in India’ campaign. (ANI)