The National Board for Quality Promotion (NBQP), a constituent Board of Quality Council of India, is being reconstituted and would now include industry body FISME as one of its members.
Roping in Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME), the apex body for MSME associations across the country, as its member, NBQP said, “FISME is a premier MSME sector association which is actively engaged in promoting Quality. The Board has thus decided to invite FISME to join NBQP Board as a member.”
NBQP is essentially engaged in activities to achieve one of the main objectives of QCI that is "to lead Nationwide Quality movement through National Quality Campaign".
NBQP Board comprises of 26 members from various stakeholders like Apex Chambers (CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM), Sectorial Association (e.g. IMTMA, IEEMA), and Government Department etc. The Board gets reconstituted after every four years and is due for reconstitution now.
NBQP promotes awareness on popular standards i.e. QMS, EMS, FSMS, ISMS etc. as well as quality tools, enabling industries to improve quality competitiveness in general & SME in particular.
The Board is presently promoting the ZED scheme (Zero Effect Zero Defect) as a National Monitoring and Implementing unit in a big way.
The first meeting of the We reconstituted NBQP Board will be conducted on 30th March 2017.
Recently, FISME was also nominated to the Advisory committee reconstituted by Ministry of MSME for recommending any amendment in the MSME Development Act, 2006.