QCI and Odisha Government launch Odisha Gunvatta Sankalp in Bhubaneswar

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The Government of Odisha, in collaboration with the Quality Council of India (QCI) and industry associations such as ASSOCHAM, FICCI, EEPC, OASME, PHDCCI, CIPET, and FHRAI, launched the Odisha Gunvatta Sankalp (Odisha Quality Mission) in Bhubaneswar.

An overview of the news

  • The inauguration of the Sankalp took place in the presence of Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena and Development Commissioner Smt Anu Garg.

  • The objective of the mission is to promote and prioritize quality across various sectors in the state of Odisha, creating an ecosystem of quality that contributes to the progress and empowerment of Odisha.

  • The launch of Odisha Gunvatta Sankalp aims to foster collaboration between policymakers, industry leaders, practitioners, and academia to drive the culture of quality in Odisha.

  • The mission aspires to create a progressive and empowered Odisha by emphasizing the importance of quality in various sectors.

  • The collaboration between the Government of Odisha, QCI, and industry associations demonstrates a collective effort to prioritize and promote quality for the overall development of the state.

Quality Council of India (QCI)

  • The Quality Council of India (QCI), established in 1997 by the Government of India and the Indian industry, is the apex organization responsible for establishing and operating the third-party national accreditation system and improving quality across sectors.

  • QCI has constituent Boards that provide accreditation in specific areas such as NABL for labs, NABH for hospitals, NABCB for certification and inspection bodies, and NABET for education and training.

  • QCI also runs the national quality campaign through its National Board for Quality Promotion.

  • The Chairperson of QCI, nominated by the Prime Minister of India, is Jaxay Shah, CMD of Savvy Group of Companies.

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