World Accreditation Day 2020 | UPSC

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World Accreditation Day 2020 UPSC

World Accreditation Day 2020 | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

QCI Celebrates the World Accreditation Day 2020;

      WHY IN NEWS:

Role of credible, competent accreditation for improving food safety highlighted

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Commerce & Industry
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3:Commerce : UN : World Accreditation Day 2020

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS understand the meaning of accreditation – the action or process of officially recognizing someone . Now let us dive into both national and international celebrations separately.

For MAINS try to sort out a necessary assessment infrastructure for quality measures and the tools required from this article !

      ISSUE: 

The World Accreditation Day (WAD) is celebrated on 9th June every year to highlight as well as promote the role of accreditation in trade & economy.  

  • National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) and National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), the two accreditation boards of the Quality Council of India (QCI).
  • This is because NABCB and NABL have worked closely to support Government and Regulators .
  • Thus ensuring that the data provided by accredited conformity assessment bodies is robust, reliable, trustworthy in decision making, compliance testing and standards setting.

  The theme for WAD 2020 is “Accreditation: Improving Food Safety”, as decided by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).

  •  “FSSAI has recognized the role of credible, competent accreditation for inputs in decision making.
  • Accreditation also facilitates world trade and economic growth”.

THERE IS A NEED TO INSTITUTIONALISE ACCREDITATION IN FIELDS LIKE :

  • The accreditation of state food testing laboratories,
  • Encouraging accredited laboratories to undertake Proficiency Testing (PT),
  • Increasing the number of accredited Reference Materials Producers (RMPs),
  • Developing Rapid Test Kits for food analysis,
  • Accreditation scheme for its certification,
  • Integrated System for information exchange as relevant to the food sector.

WORLD ACCREDITATION DAY HIGHLIGHTS:

PRIME FOCUS ON FOOD SAFETY:

  • Competent and impartial inspection,
  • Certification and testing services in all parts of local, National and international food chains.

  In doing so, accreditation supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Good Health and Well-being (SDG 3).

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • Accreditation has a very important role to play in the quality ecosystem.
  • There is a need for development of conformity assessment infrastructure and consumer empowerment in the country.
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB/World Accreditation Day 2020 

Read More : UN Celebrations

 

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