ZERO DEFECT AND ZERO EFFECT (ZED) SCHEME

  • To enable the advancement of Indian industry to a position of eminence in the global marketplace and leverage India’s emergence as the world’s supplier through the ‘Made in India’ mark.
  • To develop and implement a ‘ZED’ culture in India based on the principles of: (i)Zero Defect (focus on customer) i.e. Zero non-conformance/non-compliance and Zero waste (ii) Zero Effect (focus on society) i.e. Zero air pollution/liquid discharge (ZLD)/solid waste and Zero wastage of natural resources

There are 50 parameters for ZED rating and additional 25 parameters for ZED Defence rating under ZED Maturity Assessment Model. The MSMEs are provided financial assistance for the activities to be carried out for ZED certification i.e.,  Assessment / Rating, Additional rating for Defence angle, Gap Analysis, Handholding, Consultancy for improving the rating of MSMEs by Consultants and Re-Assessment / Re- Rating. Quality Council of India (QCI) is the National Monitoring & Implementing Unit (NMIU) for implementation of ZED. This is  More than 22,288 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have registered themselves under this scheme.

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