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Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award

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Country  India
First awarded  1992
Awarded for  Recognising Indian businesses for excellence in applying the principles of Total Quality Management
Sponsored by  Bureau of Indian Standards
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The Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award is the national quality award given by the Bureau of Indian Standards to Indian organisations that show excellence in their performance. It is named after Rajiv Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India, and was introduced in 1991 after his death. The award aims to promote quality services to the consumers and to give special recognition to organisations that contribute significantly towards the quality movement of India.

The award is presented annually as per the financial year, and is similar to other national quality awards worldwide like the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award of the United States, European Quality Award of the European Union and the Deming Prize of Japan.


The award is presented to organisations in five broad categories: large scale manufacturing, small scale manufacturing, large scale service sector, small scale service sector and best overall. Furthermore, there are 14 commendation certificates for organisations showing excellence in various fields, including but not limited to biotechnology, chemicals, electronics, food and drugs, metallurgy, textiles, jewelry, education, finance, healthcare and information technology.

Apart from the certificated and awards, the winner of Best of All gets a monetary prize of 500,000 (US$7,400), while the other four awards carry a cash prize of 200,000 (US$3,000). The commendation certificate carries a financial incentive of 100,000 (US$1,500).


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