Other Important Meetings / Events


1.   Second Meeting of the National Level Advisory Committee on RSETIs (NLACR)

The Second meeting of the National Level Advisory Committee on RSETIs was conducted under the Chairmanship of Shri Amarjeet Sinha, Secretary, MoRD and was co-chaired by Dr. D Veerendra Heggade, Hon. Co-Chairman, NLACR and President, National Academy of RUDSETI.

At the outset, Sri Atal Dulloo, Joint Secretary, MoRD while welcoming Shri Amarjeet Sinha,
Dr. D Veerendra Heggade, Bankers, Special invitees from RBI, NABARD, CAPART and SIDBI, informed that the RSETI project is a four-way partnership involving Bankers, State Government, National Academy of RUDSETI and MoRD and expressed satisfaction about the performance of RSETIs. He informed that the stakeholders have taken the responsibility and are also keenly involved to improve the performance. He also stated that NLACR was formed by merging two earlier Committees on the RSETI project at the National level. Floral welcome was also given to Sri Amarjeet Sinha and Dr. D Veerendra Heggade by presenting bouquets.


Dr. D Veerendra Heggade while welcoming the Secretary and other participants expressed his

happiness about the presence of Secretary MoRD, who had earlier associated with RSETIs and felt that his rich experience will benefit the RSETI movement. He expressed the view that the Secretary has taken charge of the Department at a crucial juncture when the association of MoRD with RSETIs has completed 5 years besides achieving a significant milestone of training over 20 lakh unemployed youth and hence is poised to achieve higher milestones under his leadership. He also dwelt on the achievements of RSETIs in the area of training, settlement, credit linkage and requested the Banks to ensure that rejection of loan applications are done only at the Controlling Office level. Dr. Heggade also highlighted few major issues of concern which are to be addressed for smooth functioning of RSETIs and requested the support from the Secretary in resolution of these issues.


The important issues that were deliberated during NLACR were:

·         Implementation of ‘LIFE MGNREGA’ and ‘PM MUDRA’ Projects,

·         Introduction of Biometric System of attendance in RSETIs,

·         Operationalization of HR Policy for outsourced Staff of RSETIs,

·         Financial Literacy Initiative, Constitution and functioning of ‘State Level Committee on RSETIs’

·         Revision in guidelines on reimbursement of training Expenses,

·         Early resolution of pending claims for reimbursement of training expenses of RSETIs

·         Sponsoring of applications to RSETIs by the District Administration under various ’Thrust programmes’

Shri Amarjeet Sinha, Secretary, MoRD in his address informed the House that RSETIs have to fall in line with the ‘Common Norms’ of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in training of candidates and suggested that a Committee be formed under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary, MoRD involving major Banks to come out with recommendations on the adoptability of the existing norms which will be taken up with Ministry of MSDE for their concurrence.  Further, he also suggested that the course modules of RSETIs, wherever possible, be redesigned to suit the changed requirements. As regards enhancement in the amount to be reimbursed for training expenses, he was of the view that a quick study may be undertaken to come out with recommendations to justify enhancement in the training cost.  He also informed that the request for increasing the present limit of grant support of Rs.1 crore for construction of RSETI building will be examined further. He requested the RSETIs to involve in the Projects of Government of India like ‘Stand-up India’ and ‘Start-up India’ and cover RSETI trained candidates under such Projects.


The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks from Sri. K.N. Janardhana, NDR.


2.    Entering into an MOU with SULM of Bihar by NACER

Sri N K Singh, IAS, Additional Secretary cum Director, Bihar Urban Development Authority, on behalf of Govt. of Bihar and Sri K N Janardhana, NDR signed an MOU on behalf of NACER with Bihar State Urban Livelihoods Mission in the presence of  Sri Chaitanya Prasad, IAS, Principal Secretary, Urban Development & Housing department, Govt. of Bihar on 28th October 2016 at Patna. This initiative will help the RSETIs in Bihar in training the beneficiaries in 39 districts of the State and enable them to support the unemployed youth to take up self-employment.



2nd Meeting of Standing Advisory Committee on PMEGP at IBA, World Trade Centre, MUMBAI



The Second meeting of the Standing Advisory Committee on PMEGP was held at Mumbai under the Chairmanship of Sri B H Anil Kumar, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of MSME Govt. of India. The meeting was attended by Smt. Usha Suresh, CEO, KVIC, Sri K S Rao, Dy.CEO KVIC, Smt. P M Joglekar, Director KVIC, Sri V J Aruna, ED, RUDSETI, GMs, DGMs and other executives from Banks sponsoring RSETIs and few State Directors of KVIC. Sri K N Janardhana, NDR,while  welcoming the participants apprised about the valuable contributions and commitments made by RSEITs in fulfilling the commitments made  under the MOU entered between KVIC and the NACER, Bengaluru. He also informed that NACER is having a robust MIS through which it is possible to review the progress made under the PMEGP EDP training at any given point of time and guide the RSETIs in timely completion of training programmes.

He appealed to Bankers to advise their RSETIs to give top priority for organising training programmes to the PMEGP candidates.

Sri B H Anil Kumar, IAS, Joint Secretary, MSME, touched upon the roles and responsibilities of RSETIs as well as Banks in promoting and nurturing Micro Enterprises by providing quality inputs during the training programme. He also flagged the critical issues affecting progress such as delay in sanction and disbursement of loans, sponsoring candidates trained under general EDPs to District Level Task Force Committee, giving publicity to tracking through online portal of KVIC for submission of applications, processing, selection of candidates, sponsoring them for training and direct Transfer of Margin Money cum Subsidy to the accounts.


4.    Participation of Sri Mallikarjuna Rao, ED, SyndicateBank in the programme on Digitalisation of adopted village, Peravali in Ananthapuramu District

Financial literacy and cash less transaction awareness campaign was organised at the adopted village of Peravali, of SyndicateBank, Ananthapuramu. Sri Mallikarjuna Rao, ED, SyndicateBank, Sri Mohan Reddy, GM, PSCD, Corporate Office, Sri S L Sharma, FGMO, Sri Asservadham, DGM, Sri Jaya Shankar, LDCM along with Sri Lakshmi Kantham, Joint Collector, Ananthapuramu. Peravali village has been declared as the first 100% digitalized village in Ananthapuramu District and second in the State after Krishna District. Each and every household have opened the account at Syndicate Bank and Rupay cards have been issued. Awareness about mobile banking usage for cashless transaction amongst the rural youth. POS Machines were installed at the Fair price shops for enabling the public to use  Rupay debit cards for purchase.

Sri Mallikarjuna Rao, ED also released the CD on the financial literacy campaign done by RUDSETI, Ananthapuramu. The programme received good coverage in the print media.


5.    Felicitation to Woman Auto-driver by Syndicate Bank on the occasion of 91st Founders’ Day Celebration


Syndicate Bank, Corporate Office had organised an impressive function to mark the 91st Founders Day n 20th October 2016.  As part of the annual event, the Bank recognizes the best women entrepreneur trained by different RSETIs sponsored by the Bank as well as by the RUDSETI who availed loans frm Syndicate Bank branches to establish their enterprises successfully.  On the occasion, Sri Arun Shrivastava, MD & CEO, Syndicate Bank felicitated Smt. Nallamma, woman auto driver trained by RUDSETI, Anantapuram and received credit report by Syndicate Bank, Atmakur branch, in the presence of Sri S.S. Mallikarjuna Rao, ED, Sri Ravishankar Pandey, ED.


6.    Visit of Sri R S Shekhawat, Cabinet Minister, Dept. of Industries,
Govt. of Rajasthan and MPs to RSETI, Tonk, Rajasthan



Sri Rajpal Singh Shekhawat, Honourable Cabinet Minister, Dept. of Industries, Govt. of Rajasthan, Sri Ramcharan Bohara, Hon’ble MP, Jaipur, and Sri Sukhbir  Singh Jaunapuria, Hon’ble MP, Tonk-Sawaimadhopur visited the exhibition stalls set up in the ‘Employment Fair’ at Tonk and interacted with the Director on the activities of the Institute.

7.   Job Enrichment Programme for Office Assistants of RSETIs

Sri K N Janardhana, NDR took the initiative to organize two days Job Enrichment Training Programme for Office Assistants of RSETIs with inputs covering the soft skills also. The Job Enrichment Programmes for Office Assistants of RSETIs were organized in Gujarath and Rajasthan States, in which NDR took the lead role in training and motivating them. As per the feedback, this initiative has been well received and will go a long way in improving the functioning of RSETIs.



8.    Visits to RSETIs by Sri K N Janardhana, NDR, NACER


As part of mentoring and monitoring efforts, NDR undertook visits to a number of RSETIs in different states during the quarter.

During these visits, he had taken part in the interaction sessions with the trainees of the ongoing training programmes, attended inaugural / valedictory functions of training batches, reviewed the progress in construction of RSETI premises, planted saplings etc.

BOB RSETI, Ajmeer, Rajasthan


PNB RSETI, Bhojpur, Bihar

RUDSETI, Chitradurga, Karnataka



CBRSETI, Hassan, Karnataka

ICICI RSETI, Jodhpur, Rajasthan


RUDSETI, Jaipur, Rajasthan


IOB RSETI, Kanyakumari, TN

RUDSETI, Hajipur, Bihar


SBBJ RSETI, Pali, Bihar

RUDSETI, Ujire, Karnataka


RSETI, Udaipur, Rajasthan

SDMIMD, Mysuru, Karnataka

RSETI, Manipal, Karnataka


RSETI, Mandya, Karnataka

RUDSETI, Mysuru, Karnataka

RSETI, Namakkal,  Tamilnadu

RSETI, Salem, Tamilnadu

RSETI, Bellary, Karnataka

RSETI, Raichur, Karnataka

RSETI, NADIAD, Gujarath, OA Workshop