ZED Division


The ZED Division leads various projects of National importance with a focus on ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.  The division is involved in flagship programmes of Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs and others.




  • MSME Sustainable (ZED) Scheme of Ministry of MSME

About: Addressing the nation on India's 68th Independence Day, Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi urged the industry, especially the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of India, to manufacture goods in the country with "zero defects" and to ensure that the goods have "zero effect" on the environment. He said "We should manufacture goods in such a way that they carry zero defect and that our exported goods are never returned to us. We should manufacture goods with zero effect that they should not have a negative impact on the environment".

In line with this vision the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) has launched the MSME Sustainable (ZED) Scheme for the benefit of MSMEs of India. QCI is the Implementing Agency for this scheme. 

To know more click here: ZED Scheme

  • SAATHI Scheme of Ministry of Tourism

SAATHI (System for Assessment, Awareness & Training for Hospitality Industry) Standard has been developed based on the COVID-19 guidelines, as issued by the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The Standard re-imposes the fact that a Hospitality Unit needs to incorporate a holistic approach in their fight against this pandemic. The Standard has 10 key elements pivoting around the commitment by the hotel management to ensure institutionalizing of this protocol/standard. 

To know more click here: SAATHI Scheme 

  • WASH Scheme of QCI 

For the benefit of citizens and industry, QCI, along with industry stakeholders, has developed a harmonized standard “Workplace Assessment for Safety and Hygiene” (WASH)” to help the organizations assess their preparedness to restart and run their operations safely. This standard is applicable for assessment at any workplace which has been allowed to operate.
To know more click here: WASH Scheme

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Last Updated: 27 March 2023