New Delhi, August 7th Celebrating the 10th year of National Quality Conclaves, the Quality Council of India (QCI) organized today a mega Conclave which was inaugurated by Shri. Amitabh Kant, IAS Sectretary, DIPP ( Ministry of Commerce & Industry) and the Chief Guest at Siri Fort Auditorium.


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.


THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS WAS GIVEN BY MR. AMITABH KANT, SECRETARY Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

The Secretary in his address highlighted :

To achieve 9 to 10% p.a. growth for 3 decades which would lead to transformation of the nation & poverty being eliminated.

Japan, Korea, China all grew in the back of manufacturing. India’s growth is on the back of the services.

Growth of the services sector, without stress on manufacturing would result in skipping the industrialisaion era.

Manufacturing creates job opportunities and the job challenges can be overcome through growth in manufacturing.

So for that we need to :

  1. a) Make India an easy place to do business, so that manufacturing can easily get established.
  2. b) India must become integral part of the global supply chain
  3. c) Excel in manufacturing eg. Auto components like Renault bringing out the Quid. Also in the compact car segment becoming the most coveted. This demonstrates India’s strength in technology innovation frugal engineering and availability of highly skilled manpower. Also examples of manufacturing ECG machines at one-tenth cost of that in USA, demonstrating excellence in frugal engineering. And ISRO sent a satellite for on-tenth cost.

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 & creating world class quality benchmarks to reach new levels of efficiency & productivity.


Prominent speakers and Experts participating and speaking at the event include

Dr. Phyllida Travis (WHO) who will deliver the special address. World renowned experts such as Mr.RC Bargava,chariman,Maruti Udyog, Dr. Mickey Roberts, Deptt of Health USA, Dr.Devi Shetty, Narayana group of Hospitals, Ms. JoAnn Sternke (Pewauke School District, USA); Mr. Dileep Ranjekar (Azim Premji Foundation); Mr. Ramesh Pandey (Ministry of MSME); Dr. Irina Papieva (WHO); Maj. Gen. Taran S. Sidana (Ministry of Defence) Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey (Joint Secretar, Department of Commerce) will al  contribute as key speakers.


Over 1000 delegates from India and abroad including quality professionals, industry managers, WHO representatives and senior officials from Central and State Goverments are participating in this event.


Shri Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman of QCI, mentioned the initiative of QCI ito elevate the quality level of more than 1.5 Million MSMEs in a time of 5 years to support the Make in India Campaign.