According to the recently announced Global Quality Infrastructure Index (GQII) 2021, India is regarded as the fifth best country in the world for its accreditation system.
The 184 economies' infrastructure quality is the basis for the rating. The nation continues to be ranked 10th overall on the GQII index.
India was placed 21st and ninth worldwide in metrology and standards, respectively. The study was made public in December 2022.
According to the Quality Council of India (QCI), being recognised as one of the top five accrediting systems in the world makes them happy. It was mentioned that it would assist open the door for partnerships intended to raise the calibre of infrastructure.
The top 25 nations in the globe, according to the research, are primarily found in Asia-Pacific, North America, and Europe. India, Australia, Turkey, and Brazil are a few of these.
The organisation in charge of accreditation in India is called QCI. However, the National Physical Laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research is in charge of maintaining the nation's metrology system while the Bureau of Indian Standards is in charge of producing standards (CSIR–NPL).
The youngest of the three QI pillars in India is the accreditation system, and in only one year, we have moved up to fifth place globally, according to Jaxay Shah, Chairperson of QCI.
A key element of the global trading community is high-quality infrastructure. It offers a range of services, including conformity evaluation and metrology, to support ensuring the trustworthiness and safety of trade partners.
The several component bodies of the QCI carry out India's accreditation system. These organisations, including certification bodies, validation and inspection bodies, and testing and calibration laboratories, must be accredited by these boards.