Indian space agency ISRO has received the award for Outstanding Organisation-2016 from National Institution for Quality & Reliability (NIQR) at the 15th NIQR National Convention held in Chennai. As part of quality promotion activity NIQR recognises Organisations for their outstanding contribution to the practice of Total Quality in all their activities and gives away awards during the Convention.
ISRO was selected for its significant achievements and over all management, which would not have been possible, but for practice of total quality in their design, procurement, assembly and execution.
The award was given in recognition of ISRO’s major accomplishments like Mars Orbiter Mission, Launch Vehicle Services like PSLV, GSLV, launch of various earth observations and communication satellites, deployment of India’s own Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) etc.,
National Institution for Quality and Reliability (NIQR) organizes the National Convention once in two years, with themes that reflect contemporary needs and aspirations of the Country. The 15th NIQR National Convention was co-organised by Quality Council of India (QCI) held during June 10-11, 2016, with a theme “Skill India for Sustainable Global Quality”.
The award consists of a citation and a plaque as shown below.