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QCI's 6th National Quality Conclave to focus on the National Agenda Print E-mail
Written by Anand   
Thursday, 03 February 2011
New Delhi: The Quality Council of India (QCI) is organising the 6th National Quality Conclave on the 11th and 12th of February 2011 with the theme "Future of Quality ¬ the National Agenda".

Speakers who would address the 6th Quality Conclave include Shri Arun Maira , Chairman, Quality Council of India and Member Planning Commission, Padmashree Dr Bakthavatsaiam, Chairman KG Hospital. Dr. S.K. Chakraborty, Founder, Management Centre for Human Values, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, Dr. N. Ravichandran, CEO, Lucas-TVS. Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Dy Chairman, Planning Commission will be the chief guest.

The conclave will focus on exploring the future role of quality in order to respond to national initiatives on key issues for ensuring national wellbeing. The theme is aligned with the focus areas of the Council, namely, Education, Healthcare, Public Services and Industry with special focus on SMEs.

The 2 day event comprising 8 sessions will showcase innovative services, programmes and practices that effectively support initiatives for shaping of a better future. At the conclave QCI-D.L. Shah Award winners’ would be felicitated. The QCI-DL Shah Award has been instituted with a view to establish that bottom line benefits are achieved through quality initiatives. The Award recognizes successful project (case study) of an organization that have linked quality initiatives to real term financial gains and competitiveness.

"This year’s theme 'Future of Quality ¬ the National Agenda' is yet another firm step towards taking the nation on the road to excellence. As issues related to the future of quality are taking centre stage we have selected the aforesaid theme. Quality in the spheres of education, healthcare and food safety aside manufacturing and service sectors basically form the country’s social and economic agenda. This time around future of quality as the national agenda is being emphasized because the larger objective of India becoming a developed nation can only be achieved through adherence to Quality in various sectors of the economy and social life," said Dr.Girdhar J Gyani, Secretary General, Quality Council of India.

The valedictory address at the conclave will be delivered by Swami Nikhilananda Saraswati of Chinmaya Mission on the topic of :The Need to Preserve & Nurture Our National Values: Moving forward with Indian Ethos .

Quality Council of India is today engaged in the endeavor of transforming all individual organizations into centres of excellence, be it manufacturing industry, hospitals, educational institutions, or a public service establishment. The Quality Council of India in its own way is facilitating different ministries/departments/regulators, both at the Centre as well as at the State level, to make use of conformity assessment structure, where appropriate. These initiatives are aimed at enabling government/regulators to deliver public services based on transparency, objectivity and competency, thereby ensuring Quality for National Wellbeing.

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