Future plans of Monitoring Cell

The Monitoring Cell for RSETIs has drawn the following action plan for the future :

To appoint State Project Co-ordinators for the remaining States :

Third round of interview for selection of State Project Co-ordinators [SPCs] was conducted on March 27, 2012 at the Office of the Monitoring Cell for RSETIs. The Committee put in place to select the SPCs, after a thorough screening of applications and conducting the interview, selected six SPCs for the State of Orissa, Punjab/Haryana, Chattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, North Eastern States and Karnataka. The selected SPCs were informed of their appointment and advised to attend a 13-day Trainers' Training Programme at NAR, Bengaluru commencing from 16-04-2012 to 28-04-2012 to acquaint themselves with the latest developments in the field of Entrepreneurship development with special reference to the procedures / the methodology of EDP training to be imparted at the RSETIs on the lines of RUDSETI model.

Soon after the training, the SPCs after fulfilling certain statutory obligations, were inducted to the system with effect from 01.05.2012 to carry out their duties as State Project Co-ordinators in the command area allotted to them. Similar process for selection of SPCs for the remaining States will be carried out by the Monitoring Cell for RSETIs in the near future.

Organizing Bank wise Conclave for RSETI Directors :

First round of Conclave of RSETI Directors:

In terms of the directions of MORD, all the Banks which have sponsored more than 10 RSETIs have to organize a 2-day Conclave for their Directors every year. While 13 Banks i.e. Bank of Baroda, United Bank of India, Dena Bank, Punjab National Bank, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Syndicate Bank, State Bank of Hyderabad, Union Bank of India, UCO Bank, Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, State Bank of India and Bank of India organized a conclave for their RSETI Directors, the Banks who have sponsored less than 10 RSETIs organized a Common Conclave for their RSETI Directors in two batches from May 1-2, 2012 and May 3-4, 2012 at NIRD, Hyderabad. The following Banks participated in the Common Conclave.

May 1–2, 2012 May 3–4, 2012
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Indian Bank
  • Corporation Bank
  • DCC Bank Bidar
  • IDBI Bank
  • Tripura Gramin Bank
  • Uttarakhand Gramin Bank   
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Vijaya Bank
  • ICICI Bank
  • ING Vysya Bank
  • Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank   

Similarly, a 2-day Conclave of Directors of RSETIs sponsored by the Associate Banks of State Bank of India was held on 23rd and 24th May 2012 at Info Tech Academy of State Bank of Patiala, Patiala wherein the Directors from following Associate banks of SBI participated:

  • State Bank of Patiala
  • State Bank o Bikaner and Jaipur
  • State Bank of Travancore
  • State Bank of Mysore

Second round of Conclave of RSETI Directors:

In terms of the MoRD guidelines, the Conclave of RSETI Directors should be organized by the sponsoring Banks as an annual event. This is to ensure that all the gaps identified in the functioning of the RSETIs during the Conclave are addressed so that they perform on the equal footing to a best-performing RUDSETI in the country. While the first round of Conclave focused on capacity building of the RSETI Directors and review of the RSETIs, the second and subsequent round of Conclave will focus exclusively on thorough review of each RSETI by the officials from the Monitoring Cell for RSETIs, wherein the gaps in the functioning of the individual RSETIs are identified and on-the-spot prescriptions are given to bridge the gaps. While Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, Canara Bank, Dena Bank, UCO Bank, Indian Bank, Associate Banks of State Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, United Bank of India, Andhra Bank, State Bank of Hyderabad and SyndicateBank Bank, Allahabad Bank and Central Bank of India have organized second round of Conclave for their RSETI Directors, Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, Andhra Bank, Punjab National Bank, Dena Bank and SyndicateBank have organized third round of Conclave for their RSETI Directors.

Review of performance of individual RSETIs :

The Monitoring Cell for RSETIs has devised a format for obtaining the preliminary information on the status of each RSETI. The State Project Co-ordinators have been advised to visit all the RSETIs in their command area and submit a report to the Monitoring Cell for RSETIs in the format already devised. Based on the reports received from SPCs, the Monitoring Cell critically reviews the performance of each RSETI and submit a consolidated/Bank wise reports to the MoRD, GoI informing them about the corrective measures to be initiated by the sponsoring Banks and other stake holders to improve the performance of the RSETIs. This will be a continuous process for the Monitoring Cell for RSETIs in the days to come. Out of 526 RSETIs established across India, the Monitoring Cell for RSETIs has received preliminary information from 506 RSETIs as on 31.03.2012.

On completion of first round of visits by SPCs to all the RSETIs in their command area, the Monitoring Cell for RSETIs devised a detailed format for collecting the information from the RSETIs by our State Project Co-ordinators in their Second and subsequent visits to the RSETIs. This format will give a overall picture of the status of RSETI including the profile of the Director, position of staff strength and availability of infrastructure at the RSETI, status of land allotment wherever the RSETIs are functioning in a rented premises, best practices to be followed on the lines of RUDSETI in the area of Pre-training, Training and Post Training activities etc., On receiving the report from the SPCs, the same will be thoroughly reviewed at the Office of the Monitoring Cell for RSETIs and a point-wise observation on the lapses in the functioning of the RSETIs are informed to the SPCs with a copy to the concerned sponsoring Banks with a request to address the gaps identified in the visit report, so that the RSETI can be brought on the equal footing of a best performing RUDSETI.

During the visit of JS: MoRD to Dharmasthala, he was impressed at the way in which the CS:Ujire is reviewing the performance of each RUDSETI on quarterly basis by addressing a letter to the Director of each Institute under the signature of President, RUDSET Institutes, giving in brief the performance of the Institute as at the end of the particular quarter and guiding the Institute to move forward in showing all-round performance in the functioning of the Institute. Such review letters will also place on record the achievements made by the Institute like exceeding the targets under training programmes, organizing innovative training programmes etc. which will motivate the Director to perform still better in the coming days. Taking clue from the best practice of RUDSETI in reviewing the performance of each Institute, on the advice of JS: MoRD, Monitoring Cell for RSETIs has started reviewing the performance of each RSETI as on December 2012 by addressing a suitable letter to the General Manager of the sponsoring Bank giving in brief the status of each RSETI as on December 2012 and suggesting various measures required to be taken with and without the intervention of the Head Office in improving the performance of each RSETI.

Bringing out a Quarterly bulletin:

As per the MOU, the Monitoring Cell for RSETIs is required to bring out a Quarterly Bulletin highlighting the important events happening at various RSETIs across the country. The Bulletin will also carry the innovative programmes conducted by the RSETIs, achievements of Directors in conducting various activities apart from success stories of RSETI trained entrepreneurs. The Monitoring Cell for RSETIs has brought out five issues of KUSHALATHA for the quarters from September to December 2011, January to March 2012, April to June 2012, July to September 2012 and October to December 2012. The ground work for release of sixth issue of Kushalatha for the Quarter ending March 2013 is under way.

Adoption of uniform MIS

With a view to effectively monitor the performance of each RSETI, MoRD has desired that a comprehensive MIS on the lines of MIS already in use at RUDSETI should be rolled out by all the sponsoring Banks. Thus MoRD directed all the Banks to fall in line and procure proprietary software developed by M/s Credo Infotech. The MIS will help in generating multiple reports as per the requirements of MoRD, sponsor Banks and other stake holders.

MIS is a very important tool not only in generating various reports but also in taking policy initiatives at the Ministry level. Following the directions of MoRD, with constant follow-up from Monitoring Cell for RSETIs, majority of the Banks have procured the MIS and nearly 300 RSETIs have already keyed in the required data from 1.4.2012. The Monitoring Cell for RSETIs has been following up with other Banks who are yet to procure the MIS and to ensure key-in of data before 31.3.2013.