Small and Medium Businesses can apply for CII-EXIM Bank Award

Confederation of Indian Industry has been promoting Business Excellence Model in India since1994 with an objective of enhancing the competitiveness of Indian Industry, to world-class level. In view of growing importance of Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs), CII and EXIM Bank of India have joined hands to institute the Business Excellence Award to recognize and motivate SMBs (Annual Sales Turnover upto Rs 100 crores) for achievements on their pursuit for Excellence. The assessment criteria are based on the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Model that is being widely adopted the world over.

A team of highly qualified Business Professionals assesses the SMBs for their practices and performance as per the Excellence Model. Apart from recognition, the applicants receive a detailed feedback on the status of their practices and performance that can be used by the organization, to review and plan improvement to achieve sustainable competitiveness.

In order to encourage more SMBs to benefit from the participation in the award evaluation process, this year, CII Institute of Quality has simplified the application submission and assessment process.

Complete details including information on the assessment process, application methodology, important dates, and support services is readily available at www.cii-iq.in.

For more details please contact Mr N Deep at n.deep@ciionline.org

Final date for receipt of Application Form by CII Institute of Quality 25th June, 2008
Final date for receipt of Application Document 25th July, 2008
Screening of Application Document & qualification 26th July -
31st August, 2008
Assessment of Applicant organizations 1st September -
30th September, 2008