Two trainings, each of 2days covering various topics on Water Quality Management are being conducted from 30th to 31st August 2022 & 1st to 2nd September 2022, by Quality Council of India (QCI) at the Don Bosco Institute, Kharghuli, Guwahati. The training was imparted to the Level-2 officials under Jal Jeevan Mission. These training focused on water monitoring, challenges, importance, parameters, accreditation, and standards and optimizing utilization of water quality laboratory network, water quality monitoring & surveillance.
QCI is one of the Key Resource Centre (KRCs) empaneled under the JJM, and it aims to transform the drinking water supply sector through capacity building initiatives and dissemination of knowledge, development of educational materials, documentation of best practices, etc.
The training is being conducted by two senior faculty of QCI viz. Sri Alok Jain, Director, QCI and SriNeeraj Kant Pandey, Sr Faculty QCI. The training session was graced by Additional Chief Engineer, Public Health Engineering Department, Assam, Shri Nripendra Sarmah. State Project Coordinator (Training) Dr. KakoliAcharyya, State Project Specialist (Water Quality) Dr. Gautam KumarSarma and State Project Specialist (Hydrogeology) Dr.Bijoy Krishna Chetia supported the programs.
QCI, the Key Resource Centre (KRC) and the parent organization of National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) trained the Level-2 officials on the international standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017 ‘General Requirements of Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories, along with issues related to water quality monitoring and the best practices to be adapted. To get the NABL accreditation, laboratories of the state government under JJM has to align its system as per this international standard. All the clauses and requirements of the standard along with Internal Quality Audit of Laboratory, NABL Accreditation process and international dimension of accreditation also deliberated during the training.
Two of these trainings are being conducted back-to-back in Assam targeting DWSM officials, Superintending Engineers, Executive Engineers, Water Utility Managers and Water Testing laboratory personnel from Public Health and Engineering Departments (PHEDs).
It is worth mentioning here that as many as 83 laboratories are functional in Assam for water testing. It holds utmost significance for monitoring the cooperation of water supply, verification of the safety of drinking water, investigation of disease outbreaks, validation process and preventive measures. the training.
QCI is an autonomous body under the administrative control of The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India. The Mission of QCI is to lead nationwide quality movement in India by involving all stakeholders for emphasis on adherence to quality standards in all spheres of activities primarily for promoting and protecting interests of the nation and its citizens.