Scheme Name :- Scheme for ‘Enabling manufacturing sector to be competitive through Quality Management Standards (QMS) and Quality technology tools (QTT)’ - an NMCP Scheme

Objective and Brief Description

The objective of the scheme is to sensitize and encourage MSEs to understand and adopt the latest Quality Management Standards (QMS) and Quality Technology Tools (QTT).

Who can apply?

Expert organizations like Quality Council of India (QCI), National Recruitment Board for Personnel and Training, Consultancy Development Corporation, National Productivity Council, Standardization Testing & Quality Certification (STQC, a Society under Ministry of IT), IIQM (Indian Institute of Quality Management), Industry Associations that have taken active interest in QMS/ QTT, Technical Institutions, Engineering Colleges, Tool rooms and similar bodies etc, MSEs

What is funded?

  • Funding support for introduction of appropriate course modules in technical institutions
  • Funding support for conducting ‘QMS Awareness’ workshops(applicant –expert organization or industry associations)
  • Funding support for conducting Competition watch (C-watch) , study and analysis
  • Funding support for introduction QMS and QTT tools in selected MSMEs (applicant –expert organization or industry association)
  • Participation in International Study Mission (MSEs as selected by Monitoring and Advisory committee )

Extent of Funding Support

  • A total contribution of 425 lakhs per year will be done by GoI for introduction of course material, training the trainer, awareness workshop and other activities
  • Funding support of 1.25 lakhs per program will be provided for conducting awareness program.
  • Under C-watch
    • o GoI contribution of 2.5 lakh for Professional Study on threatened product.
    • o GoI contribution of 7.5 lakh for technical exposure visit
    • o GoI contribution of 2.5 lakhs for procurement of samples
    • o GoI contribution of 5 lakhs for product development
    • o GoI contribution of 1.5 lakhs for popularization of improved products
  • GoI contribution of 2.5 lakh/ unit for covering costs of Diagnostic Study and for implementation of Quality Technology Tools/Quality Management Standards (25 -50% cost will be paid by participating units)
  • GoI contribution of 2.5 lakh per SME for International visit.(25% and 50% cost to be collected by Micro and small organizations respectively)


A Monitoring and Advisory Committee is constituted for the proper functioning of the scheme. The final selection of the clusters/ Micro & Small Enterprises is done by the Monitoring and Advisory Committee.
Application for the scheme will be invited through advertisements.
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