New Delhi, 22 February 2024 – TIC Council hosted its first India Summit on February 20 in Delhi, gathering distinguished dignitaries, industry leaders, and policymakers to discuss tangible strategies to support India's ambitious goal of becoming a $30 trillion economy by 2047, known as “Viksit Bharat@2047”.

From the insightful keynotes by the esteemed speakers, a clear consensus emerged: educational institutions, government entities, and all industry stakeholders must unite. This collaboration is key not only to bolstering the quality infrastructure but also to ensuring the smooth execution of developmental plans. Such synergy is expected to streamline processes, boost efficiency, and elevate consumer satisfaction.

Mr. Roshan Shreshtha from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation highlighted the critical role of the TIC community in advancing the sanitation sector, while Mr. Chandan Bahl of the Bureau of India Standards spotlighted initiatives like SNAP2022-2027 and Manak Manthan, aimed at enhancing India's quality infrastructure, followed by Mr. Mahendra Singh, Chair of the Committee on Environment & Climate Change at FICCI,  who emphasized innovation as a cornerstone for competitiveness and market expansion. Finally, Mr. Rajesh Maheshwari of the Quality Council of India and Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey, former Secretary of the Department of Food and Public Distribution, discussed the importance of quality and a robust conformity assessment ecosystem in ensuring sustainable development and protecting consumer interests.

Following the speakers’ presentations, TIC Council recommendations for a robust cybersecurity framework in India were shared to participants. Concluding the summit, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between TIC Council India and the Confederation of Indian Industry - Institute of Quality was signed, symbolizing a commitment to collaborative efforts for quality enhancement.

Seema Shukla, Executive Director of TIC Council India, expressed: “Hosting such esteemed figures to dialogue with India’s TIC Community on contributing towards Viksit Bharat@2047 was a privilege. This summit is just the beginning of a journey that leads to 2047.”

Echoing this sentiment, Dr. Michael Fübi, CEO of TÜV Rheinland and President of TIC Council stated: “TIC Council India will continue to evolve alongside the country, ensuring our sector is well-equipped to support the government, industry, and consumers on this path to growth and prosperity. The efforts of TIC Council India and the Regional Steering Committee in promoting the TIC sector's importance are commendable.”

This inaugural summit has set the stage for continuous collaboration, aiming to fulfill India's developmental aspirations by 2047 through concerted efforts in innovation, quality, and sustainability.

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