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Memorandum of Association of Quality Council of India Click Here to Download PDF

  1. The name of the society will be 'QUALITY COUNCIL OF INDIA'.
  2. The Registered Office of the Society will be situated in the National Capital territory of Delhi. It will, for the time being, be situated in Institution of Engineers Building, ITO, New Delhi.
  3. The society will function as an autonomous body based with the territory of India and, if necessary, may be obtain mutual recognition with other bodies operating similar accreditation schemes in other countries/regions through bilateral/multilateral arrangement.

Aim & Objects of Quality Council of India

A- Mission Statement

The mission of the Council is to lead nationwide quality movement in India by involving all stakeholders for emphasis on adherence to quality standards in all spheres of activities primarily for promoting and protecting interests of the nation and its citizens.

B- Objectives

To achieve the Mission of the Council by playing a pivotal role in propagating, adoption and adherence to quality standards in all important spheres of activities including education, healthcare, environment protection, governance, food, nutrition, security (as food and defense sectors are open for FDI), social sectors, infrastructure sector and such other areas of organized and unorganized activities that have significant bearing in improving the quality of life and well-being of the citizens of India and without restricting its generality shall inter-alia work:

  • To lead nationwide quality movement in the country through National Quality Campaign aimed at creating awareness amongst citizens, empowering them to demand quality in all spheres of activities, 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.
  • To develop capacities at the level of Governments, Institutions and enterprises for implementing & institutionalizing continuous quality improvement.
  • To develop, establish & operate National Accreditation programmes in accordance with the relevant international standards, national requirements & guides for the conformity assessment bodies certifying products, personnel, management systems, carrying out inspection, assessments and for the laboratories undertaking testing & calibration 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.
  • To develop, establish and operate National Accreditation Programmes for various service sectors such as education, healthcare, environment protection, governance, social sectors, tourism, culture, safety, infrastructure sector, vocational training etc., to site a few, as may be required, based on national/international standards and guidelines and where such standards are not available, to develop accreditation standards to support accreditation programs.
  • To build capacities in the areas of regulation, conformity assessment and accreditation to overcome TBT/SPS constraints.
  • To encourage development & application of third party assessment model for use in government, regulators, organizations and society.
  • To promote quality competitiveness of India's enterprises especially MSMEs through adoption of and adherence to quality management standards and quality tools.
  • Promoting the establishment of quality improvement and benchmarking centre, as a repository of best international / national practices and their dissemination among the industry/stakeholders in all the sectors.
  • To encourage industrial / applied research and development in the field of quality and dissemination of its result in relevant publication including and trade journals;
  • To build capacities including development of appropriate quality accreditation mechanism for other emerging areas that have significant bearing in improving the quality of life and well-being of the citizens of India such as food sector, oil & gas, forestry, agriculture /animal husbandry, warehouse, pharmacy etc. or as the need may arise from time to time.
  • To facilitate effective functioning of a National Information & Enquiry Services on standards & quality including an appeal mechanism to deal with unresolved complaints.
  • To develop and operate stakeholder consultation and an appeal mechanism to deal with unresolved complaints;

C- Ancillary Objectives

  • To purchase, to take on lease, accept as gift or otherwise acquire any land or building wherever situated in India which may be necessary or convenient for the society;
  • To construct or alter any building which may be necessary for the society;
  • To raise or acquire funds or property from Central Govt. and State Govts., foreign agencies, non-governmental agencies or taking loans from public and private financial institutions. The funds, properties, assets and all other resources present and future, of the society shall be utilized for any or all the purposes or objects of the society as stated above and also other similar activities;
  • To invest funds or money entrusted to the society upon such securities or such manner as may from time to time, be determined by the governing body or transpose such investments;
  • To sell, assign, mortgage, lease, exchange of otherwise transfer or dispose of all or any, movable and immovable property of society for furtherance of the objects of the society;
  • To sell, assign, mortgage, lease, exchange of otherwise transfer or dispose of all or any, movable and immovable property of society for furtherance of the objects of the society;

The income and property of the society, however, derived shall be applied towards the promotion of the objects thereof as set out in this Memorandum of Association. No portion of the income and property of the society shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly, by way of dividends, bonus or otherwise, by way of profits to the persons who at any time are or have been members of the society or to any of them, or to any person claiming through them or any of them, or to any person claiming through them or any of them, provided that nothing herein contained shall prevent the payment in good faith or remuneration to any member thereof or other persons in return for any services rendered to the society.

The names, occupations, addresses and designation of the members of the first governing body to whom the management of the society is entrusted as required under section 2 of the Societies Registration Act, 1860, as applicable to National Capital Territory of Delhi, are as follows:

S.No Name of Member Occupation & Address Designation (In Society)
1 Sh. Arun Maira Member, Planning COmmission, Government of India, Yojana Bhawan, New Delhi Chairman
2 Sh. Saurabh Chandra Secretary - Department of Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi Member
3 Sh. S. R. Rao Secretary, Department of Commerce, Government of India, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi Member
4 Prof. Samir K. Brahmchari Director General, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi Member
5 Sh. Raj Kumar Dhoot President, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), New Delhi Member
6 Sh. Adi Godrej President, Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi Member
7 Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai President, Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi Member
8 Prof. T. Ramasami Secretary, Department of Science &, Technology, Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi Member
9 Sh. Arunendra Kumar Chairman, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways, Rail Bhawan, Raisina Road, New Delhi. Member
10 Sh. N. E. Prasad Director General, STQC, Department of Information & Technology, Electronic Niketan, 6, CGO Complex, New Delhi Member
11 Sh. Rajinder Gaba Chairman, Indian Industry Association, IIA Bhawan, Vibhuti Khand, Phase-II, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow Member
12 Dr. Narottam Puri Chairman, National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH), 2nd Floor Institution of Engineers Building, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Delhi Member
13 Sh. N Kumar Chairman, National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB), 2nd Floor, Institution of Engineers Building, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi Member
14 Sh. K. Chandrasekhar Chairman, National Accreditation Board for Education & Training (NABET) 2nd Floor, Institution of Engineers Building, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi Member
15 Sh. K C Mehra Chairman, National Board for Quality Promotion (NBQP), 2nd Floor, Institution of Engineers Building, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi Member
16 Prof. T. Ramasami Chairman, NABL & Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi Member
17 Sh. B. Venkataraman Secretary General, Quality Council of India Secretary General

Desirous Persons:
We, the undersigned are desirous of forming a Society under Societies Registration Act 1860, in pursuance of this Memorandum of Association.

S.No Name of member Occupation & Address Designation (In Society) Signature
1 Sh. P. G. Mankad Secretary, Department of Industrial Development, Government of India. Chairman Sd/-
2 Sh. N. N. Mookerjee Secretary, Ministry of Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution, Government of India Member Sd/-
3 Sh, R. A. Mashelkar Director General, Council of Science & Industry Research, New Delhi Member Sd/-
4 Sh. H.L. Somany President, Associated of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, New Delhi Member Sd/-
5 Sh. Shekhar Datta President, Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi Member Sd/-
6 Sh. A. S. Kasliwal President, Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi Member Sd/-
7. Sh. Pushpendra Rai Director, Department of Industrial Development, Government of India In-charge Secretary-General Sd/-

The memorandum was attested and signed by Dr. Girdhar J. Gyani, Secretary General, QCI, Sh. K. C. Mehra, G. B. Member, QCI and Sh. Arun Maira, Chairman, QCI dated on August 04, 2011 at New Delhi.