Historical Background


The origin of the Quality Assurance (QA) movement in Defence can be traced back to the setting up of the first Inspectorate at the Ammunition Factory at Kirkee in 1869. Subsequently, it was realised that inspection units must cover the field of Armament Stores and Equipment manufacturing units. From 1869, till the beginning of World War II a number of Inspectorates came into existence. In 1934 they were grouped under the Inspectorate of General Stores, which was the beginning of an organisational approach to inspection.



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