Websites and portals have emerged as the front end for Government initiatives and companies to deliver a wide variety of information and services to its customers and citizens. Customers and citizens have high expectations regarding security, privacy of personal data and accuracy of information. It is therefore vital to ensure that the management of your website is carried out in a planned and professional manner, ensuring effective communication and delivery of services.
STQC has developed a Website Quality Certification Scheme based upon National and International Standards/Best practices. The certification in scheme aims to help in hardening of websites from wide range of Security threats, increasing accessibility, assuring commitment to services and ensuring compliance to the requirements of Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW - 2018) developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) and adopted by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India.
The award of the mark "Certified Quality Website (CQW)" is a recognition that the website complies with the requirements of GIGW and the organization has adequate procedures and processes in place to provide reliable and dependable information and service through their website.
Website Quality Certification
A recognition that the organisation has adequate procedures and processes in place to provide reliable and dependable information and services through its website. Will help in ...
STQC is an independent testing and certification organization of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.
STQC has vast experience in operating third party certification schemes with international recognitions. STQC offer services in a very cost effective, competent and credible manner with customer care as the focus.
Website Certification Process :
Step 1: The customer applies to respective STQC IT centre with the consent of STQC Website Certification Cell for certification by submitting duly filled in application form along with website quality manual and charges.
Step 2: The assessor reviews the website quality manual for adequacy as per quality criteria and provides the feedback to customer.
Step 3: The assessment team evaluates the website using test tools. Also, assessment of back end processes of the organization is carried out for compliance with scheme requirements.
Step 4: After the satisfactory assessment results, STQC issues the Certificate of Registration and Certification Mark. The certificate shall remain valid for three years with annual surveillance.
Charges / Fee :
Charges for Website Quality Certification for Quality Level 1 is Rs. 1,10,000/- plus GST, as applicable. Please add an extra amount @ 25% plus GST, as applicable, for bilingual site. All charges needs to be deposited, in advance through Bharatkosh Portal (bharatkosh.gov.in) to STQC IT Lab/centre, assigned to carry the website testing job. These charges however does not include charges for Security Audit testing. You may avail the services of any one of the empanelled vendors of CERT-IN or NIC or any one of the STQC IT Labs for website security testing and provide a copy of this certificate at the time of submitting the application.
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|Name and Designation||Address||Phone/Email/Fax|
|Suresh Chandra, Scientist F||
STQC Directorate Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Electronics Niketan, III Floor, 6, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110 003
|Phone: 011 - 24301382
Email: suresh AT stqc.gov.in