Website Quality Certification

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) 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.

Benefits of Certification

Website owners

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 ...

  • Hardening of website from wide range of security threats
  • Increasing accessibility and usability
  • Reducing legal liabilities
  • Assuring commitment to services
  • Benchmarking as per International Standards

Why to Choose STQC?

STQC is an independent testing and certification organization of the Ministry of 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.

Certification Process

Website Certification Process :

Step 1: The customer applies to 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.

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 1,10,000/- plus GST as applicablem to be paid in advance through bharatkosh.gov.in, a non Tax Receipt Portal(NTRP).  Please add 25% plus GST as applicable for bilingual site. This does not however include charges for security testing. You may use the services of any of the registered vendors of CERT-In or NIC including STQC for security testing and submit the certificate.

Downloads

Certified Quality Website Brochure 619.92 KBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

Guidelines for Indian Govt Websites - GIGW 1.68 MBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

Application Form -CQW 8.55 KBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

Website Quality Manual for Govt Websites - Exercise Book 275.81 KBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

Procedure for Indian Govt Website Quality Certification tested by approved by ITTL Ver1.0 July2016_ 13.83 KBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

Certified CQW Clients List 20 Dec 2017 178.8 KBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

Certification Agreement 31082017 18.28 KBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

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Contact Us:
Name and Designation Address Phone/Email/Fax
R P Sondhi Sr. Dir.
IT and e-Gov Services

STQC Dte HQ, New Delhi

Phone: 011 - 24301369, 24361577
Email: ravisondhi AT meity.gov.in
Fax: 011-24363083
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