World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises(WASME) is now Accredited Business Membership Organizations (BMO) i.e Industry Associations by Quality Council of India (QCI). The Certificate of Accreditation with “Silver Grade” at National Level was awarded to WASME by the Mr. Kalraj Mishra, Honourable Chief Minister, Minister of MSME, Govt. of India on April 7, 2017 during Workshop on “Set Wings to Industry 4.0” organised by NABET, QCI. On Behalf of WASME, Ms. Archana Sharma, Head Communications and Ms. Megha Chadha, Project Coordinator, accepted the certificate.
Other dignitaries present in the function includes Mr. Haribhai Parthibhai, Minister of State, Ministry of MSME, Dr. R.P. Singh, Secretary General, QCI and Mr. Vipin Sahni, CEO, NABET and Sh. Piyush Srivastava, Additional Development Commissioner, Office of DCMSME.
WASME was accredited for National level BMO with Silver grade that indicates WASMEs effective performance against transparency, accountability, capability, and credibility in comparison to many other existing associations in India.
The objective of accreditation is to establish a standard of organizational competency amongst the BMOs for leadership, management control, self-discipline that leads to better governance and transparency within the BMOs and improved service portfolio for its members.
Accreditation provides several benefits to the association that includes superior quality adhering to standards of quality, process and performance that will in turn increase confidence amongst all stakeholders like government, donors, community, help us to partner with Government and engage in public policy dialogue, getting funds from other national and international agencies etc.
Quality Council of India (QCI) is jointly initiative of Government of India and the representation of three premier industry associations in India, that aims to create an Ecosystem for Quality. Recently, QCI with support from Office of Development Commissioner MSME, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India and Deutsche Gesellsschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has developed the Accreditation Standard for Business Membership Organizations (BMOs) in India.