There are seven applicant categories for the IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award:
1. Manufacturing organizations
2. Service organizations
3. Small Businesses
4. Overseas Organizations
5. Education and
6. Health Care
Categories 1-4 come under Business Excellence
Manufacturing, Service, Small Business and Overseas are the four categories under Business Excellence. When we talk of Business Excellence we refer to excellence in any for-profit business headquartered in India, including Indian subunits of foreign companies, as well as any for-profit Indian owned business headquartered overseas. For-profit businesses include domestic or foreign-owned companies, joint ventures, corporations, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and holding companies-publicly or privately owned.
Organizations and some subunits that provide or sell services.
Note: Where an applicant is both a manufacturer and a service provider, the appropriate eligibility category is the activity that provides the larger percentage of sales.
Organizations having less than 100cr turnover that are engaged in manufacturing and/or the provision of services.
Indian organizations that are engaged in manufacturing, provision of services, Education and Health Care.
For-profit and non-profit public, private, and government organizations and some subunits – including Indian subunits of foreign organizations that provide education (teaching and instructional) services to students in India.
For-profit and non-profit public, private, and government organizations and some subunits – including Indian subunits of foreign organizations located in India. These organizations must be engaged primarily in providing medical, surgical, or other health care services directly to people. Eligibility is intended to be as open as possible. For example, eligible organizations include hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, health care practitioners’ offices, and dialysis and ambulatory surgery centers.
Note –When an applicant is both an education organization and a provider of health care services to people, the appropriate eligibility category is the activity that represents the larger percentage of its budget.