Prof. S.K. Joshi Laboratory Excellence Award

About The Award

Prof. S.K. Joshi – Laboratory Excellence Award has been instituted to promote Laboratory Quality and performance improvement in the country. The award has been incepted to ensure the laboratory’s commitment to achieve excellence in providing high precision testing and calibration services in line with the prevalent national/international quality systems legislations including Health, Safety, Environment (HSE).

The Award is to recognize Laboratories (Testing, Medical and Calibration) those have established outstanding achievements in the field of Quality in services and benchmarked in their domain for their best practices.

1.This award is open to all currently operational Laboratories pertaining to Testing, Calibration & Medical including their Proficiency Testing Providers & Reference Material Producers located in India.

2.Participating labs are required to operate the applicable Quality System according to the requirements as stipulated in ISO 17025/ISO 15189/ISO 17043/ISO 17034, regarding its implementation and monitoring.

3. The award require labs to operate with proper HSE measures.

4.The Laboratory should not have been convicted by any Court.

5.A Laboratory once awarded can be considered only after a period of 3 Years

The following categories of the awards* are proposed to be given to Laboratories based on the cumulative merit score.

  1. Gold (3 Awards)(Cash Award: 1 Lac each)
  2. Silver (3 Awards)(Cash Award: 0.75 Lac each)
  3. Bronze (3 Awards)(Cash Award: 0.5 Lac each)

(*One for each Laboratory (Testing, Medical and Calibration)) Each level has its own distinct rigors and requirements for quality and performance with minimum qualifying marks to be achieved. There will be a two-tier system for evaluation & finalization of Awards:

Tier 1: Evaluation of Applications & Shortlisting by a Technical Expert Committee (TEC).

Tier 2: Finalization of Awardees by Jury.

The 5 stages of assessment by Technical Expert Committee (TEC) are as follows:-

Stage 1: Application Document Evaluation

Stage 2: Physical/Virtual Presentation

Stage 3: Site Assessment / verification

Stage 4: Evaluation through Reference check of customer in special case

Stage 5: Inputs to Jury for final evaluation

The assessment of the application submitted by the laboratory is made on the basis of various parameters which have been identified by a team of experts from NBQP/QCI.

Primary Parameters:

  1. Management Commitment – Qualification, Experience, Training & Innovation, Quality Improvement and skill upgradation.

  2. Strategy - Accreditation for entire Laboratory activities (to ensure Sustainability).

  3. Processes – Standard Method (National/International), Validation/Verification, Equipment/Techniques used and Measurement Traceability to SI units.

  4. Infrastructure & Quality Control Resources – Facilities and Environmental Conditions (Innovation for enhancing Good Laboratories Practices) owned by Lab. Use of Certified Reference material, Proficiency Testing Program participation and Inter-Laboratory Comparison and other QC checks.

  5. Customer Complaints, Feedback and Improvement - Diagnosis of the problem (Root Cause Analysis & Quality tools deployed)

  6. Key Results/Satisfaction – Reports, Customer Results, Society Results and Employee Satisfaction. Tangible benefits, intangible benefits or socio economic and environmental benefits

1. Non – disclosure and confidentiality

I. The names of the applicants, evaluation and scoring system developed for the assessment process will be regarded as proprietary and kept confidential. Such information shall be made available only to those individuals who will be directly involved in the assessment and administrative process and shall not be disclosed.

II. QCI will not disclose the details about the shortlisted/non-shortlisted laboratories at any stage of the assessment. The qualified laboratories will be notified via e-mail/call by the QCI office directly.

2. Any misinterpretation of facts will disqualify the laboratories from Awards.

3. Applications received with incomplete data will not qualify.

4. Any Award applicant and Awardee cannot use the NBQP and QCI logo in anyway that suggests that QCI is affiliated with, sponsors, approves or endorses you, your organization, your websites, your products or your services etc.

There is no Application Fees

The awards will be presented during a special Award Ceremony

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  • National Board for Quality Promotion Quality Council
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