DDA ORGANIZES TRAINING IN QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Neemo Dhar

Shri S.K. Bajaj, Engineer Member, DDA inaugurated today at about 10.00 a.m. a two-days training programme on “Internal Audit and Changeover / Awareness from ISO-9001:2000 to ISO – 9001:2008” organized by DDA at its office in Vikas Sadan in association with National Institute of Training for Standardization, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Bajaj emphasized the importance of such training in view of new developments taking place in the field of quality management systems. He stressed upon the participants to take advantage of the opportunity to update their skills, become well-versed with the current format, procedures etc. of quality management system and apply the same to improve the existing systems. As per Engineer Member, DDA the Quality Assurance Cell of DDA will revise its existing Quality Manual [ISO-9001: 2000] and make efforts to get ISO-9001:2008 Certification to DDA from Bureau of Indian Standards at the earliest.
About 25 DDA engineers from Junior Enginner to Chief Enginner are participating in the programme which is based on the amendments and changes incorporated in ISO-9001:2008. The training module includes Power Point Presentation, lectures from senior retired officers of BIS, interactive sessions and specially designed exercises etc.
It may be mentioned that Bureau of Indian Standards has granted Quality Management Systems Certification license CRO/QSC/L-8002720 for IS/ISO 9001 : 2000 to DDA with validity from 30.03.2007 to 29.03.2010.
The Quality Assurance Cell of DDA headed by Chief Engineer was created in 1982 to overseas not only the quality of materials and workmanship but also the quality of planning, designing contract documents, specifications etc and issues necessary guidelines, circulars etc. To ensure use of standard quality of materials, it carries out inspections and also testing of samples at sites and in its laboratory. This cell directly reports to the Vice-Chairman and is independent of Engineering Wing. Inspections are carried out by this Cell randomly and without any prior information. DDA Quality testing labs also work under the Cell. It may be added that DDA has also introduced the system of third party assurance which is done by reputed institutions like IIT, CRRI etc.

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