Global Quality Infrastructure Index (GQII) 2021

The Global Quality Index Infrastructure was released for 184 world economies based on the quality of their infrastructure. India was ranked fifth. The standardization ranking was at the 9th spot and the credit goes to BIS. The metrology system was ranked 21st and NPL-CSIR takes the credit. The overall good infrastructure quality of India is being maintained by the Quality Council of India and therefore, the council takes pride in bringing India to the top of the ranking.

Rankings of the other countries

Germany topped the list. It was followed by China, the US, the UK, Japan, and France in the second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth positions respectively. The rankings are calculated based on the standards, metrology and accreditation.


The QCI is the backbone of India’s international trade. The council receiving a good ranking at the international level is proof that India is gaining the trust of its international partners. QCI operates other national bodies such as NPL-CSIR, BIS, etc. They are all the custodians of the National Accreditation System.


It was established in 1997 by DPIIT. The major boards of QCI are NABCB and NABL. NABCB is National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies. NABL is National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories.




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