Conclave of RSETI Directors of Dena Bank– A Brief Report

A Conclave for the Directors of RSETI sponsored by Dena Bank was organized for 2 days from 29th to 30th November 2011 at Mumbai. The programme was inaugurated by Smt Renuka Kumar, Dy Secretary, MORD, GOI. Sri J R Prasad, Dy General Manager and Vice Principal, SBPT College, Mumbai delivered key note address. Sri R A Gupta, DGM and Sri S K Manchanda, AGM, representing Priority Sector Credit of Dena Bank along with Sri K N Janardhana, National Director for RSETIs from NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE OF RSETIs were present.

In her inaugural address Smt Renuka Kumar dealt at length about the raging unemployment in the country despite growth in the Indian economy. The poor and illiterate should be encouraged to take up self employment since this is the only avenue by which they can be made to stand on their own legs, she said. She appreciated the efforts of NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE OF RSETIs in arranging 2-day Conclave which, she said will help the Banks as well as the RSETI Directors to better appreciate the training model of RUDSETI so that the same can be emulated by all RSETIs.

After the inaugural address, Smt Renuka Kumar presented a paper on the expectations from the Ministry in generating more and more self-employed youth through the intervention by RSETIs. She emphasized the fact that the objective of the Ministry in setting up one RESETI in each District of the country could be well achieved if all the RSETI Directors and the sponsoring Banks together with DRDA officials work towards the philosophy with which the RSETIs have been set up.

In his key note address, Sri J R Prasad while appreciating the concept of organizing such Conclaves thanked the MORD officials for their initiative in addressing the unemployment problem in the country. He assured that the outcome of the Conclave in the form of suggestions/directions both from Ministry and the NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE OF RSETIs for furthering the cause of RSETI movement will be taken with right spirit and the same will be implemented in its totality so that the objective of the Conclave will be met.

Sri Janardhana, NDR gave a brief overview of the Conclave and requested the Bank officials and the Directors to receive the inputs with all its seriousness so that the RSETI, a concept replicated from the successful RUDSETI model can be a boon to the unemployed youth in the country.

Thereafter, the business session started with Sri D T Ramanuja, Director, NAR administering Micro Lab, an exercise to unfreeze the participants of their inhibitions. After the lunch break, Sri K N Janardhana presented a paper on ‘Journey from RUDSETI to RSETI’ and briefed the participants about the MoRD guidelines in running the RSETIs successfully. He was successful in driving home the point on all aspects of RSETI functioning and clarified the doubts the Directors had in their mind. This was followed by series of sessions by Sri D T Ramanuja on topics like Motivation – why and how?, Identification of Training needs, Methods of generation of applications, Selection of candidates for trainings Methodology of organizing entrepreneurship awareness / motivation camps etc. All these sessions were well received by the participants.

The 2nd day of the Conclave started with a prayer followed by presentation of MILLY by few Directors. This was followed by an interaction by Dr. R.N. Hegde, Project Co-ordinator for RSETIs, NIRD, Hyderabad, wherein the issues pertaining to allotment of land and progress under construction of new campuses were discussed. Dr. Hegde interacted individually with all the Directors and gave a patient hearing to their problems in the area of allotment of land / construction of building and assured that NIRD will address all their issues relating to allotment of land and construction of building at the earliest.

Thereafter, the review of the performance of the RSETIs was taken up jointly by K N Janardhana and K N Nagendra Babu. All the Directors were asked to make a presentation about the performance of their respective RSETI together with a SWOT of both the Director and the RSETI.

After review of the performance of each RSETI, the officials from the Monitoring Cell brought to the notice of the Bank officials the deficiencies observed in each RSETI and requested their immediate intervention to set right the same so as to enable all the RSETIs to work on the lines best performing RUDSETI.