National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) 

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  • March 18, 2020
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National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- Governance

In News:

  • NABL is a Constituent Board of Quality Council of India. 
  • NABL has been established with the objective to provide Government, Industry Associations and Industry in general with a scheme for third-party assessment of the quality and technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories.

About Quality Council of India (QCI) 

  • QCI was set up in 1997 as an autonomous body 
  • It was setup jointly by the Government of India and the Indian Industry represented by the three premier industry associations i.e.
    • Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM),
    • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and
    • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
  • It aims to establish and operate national accreditation structure and promote quality through National Quality Campaign. 
  • Ministry of Commerce & Industry, is the nodal ministry for QCI.
  • Chairman of QCI is appointed by the Prime Minister on recommendation of the industry to the government.

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