World Accreditation Day was celebrated in India on 9 June. The initiative to celebrate ‘World Accreditation Day’ was initiated by the International Accreditation Forum and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation.
‘World Accreditation Day’ in India
- In India, ‘World Accreditation Day’ is celebrated by the ‘Quality Council of India’.
- Along with this, webinars are also organized by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories and the National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies in India.
According to FSSAI, current requirements regarding accreditation in India:
- Proficiency Test
- Developing rapid test kits
- Number of recognized reference material producers should be increased
- Integrated system for exchange of information
- Rapid Test Kits for Food Analysis
- Accreditation scheme to certify products
- India also needs to institutionalize virtual assessment.
Quality Council of India
- Quality Council of India was established in Its main objective is to set quality standards in all social and economic sectors in the country.
- QCI was established as a public private partnership based on the Netherlands model.
- It was established by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). The key promoters of QCI are CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry).
Source : The Hindu