Conclave of RSETI Directors of State Bank of Hyderabad – A Brief Report


A Conclave for the Directors of RSETIs sponsored by State Bank of Hyderabad was organized for 2 days from 13th to 14th February 2012 at Hyderabad. The programme was inaugurated by Smt Renuka Kumar, Dy Secretary, MoRD, GOI and presided over by Sri M V Rao, Director General, NIRD, Hyderabad. Sri R P Tayal, Dy.General Manager, State Bank of Hyderabad, and Sri K N Janardhana, National Director for RSETIs from NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE OF RSETIs were present.

In her inaugural address Smt Renuka Kumar spoke 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 briefed about the initiatives of MoRD and the NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE OF RSETIs in arranging the 2-day Conclave which, she said will help the Bank as well as the RSETI Directors to appreciate the training model of RUDSETI better so that the same can be emulated by all RSETIs.

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

In his key note address, Sri R P Tayal, DGM, State Bank of Hyderabad noted with concern the plight of the unemployed youth in the country, who are eager to take up some activity for their living but lack guidance. In this direction RSETIs have a significant role to play and the Directors of these RSETIs should be pro-active in identifying the right candidate for the right training. Assuring that the Bank is committed to the cause of rural development, Sri Tayal said that the Bank will do all that is possible to improve the functioning of RSETIs as per the directions of MoRD and the NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE OF RSETIs .

Delivering his presidential address Sri.M.V.Rao presented a broader picture of the unemployment problem in the country and said that this is really a challenge for the planners. But with the introduction of RSETI movement all across the country, this challenge is an opportunity for the RSETIs, he said. Continuing his address he said that every district in the country has the potential not only to train a large number of unemployed youth but also to motivate them to take up self employment as an alternate career vis a vis wage employment.

Earlier, Sri Prabhu Dass, Chief Manager, State Bank of Hyderabad welcomed the dignitaries.

After the inaugural formalities, 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.

Thereafter, Sri N R Srinivasa Murthy, Director, NAR administered 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. This was followed by series of sessions by Sri N R Srinivasa Murthy 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 Sri O N Bansal, Project Director for RSETIs, NIRD, Hyderabad, wherein the issues pertaining to allotment of land and progress under construction of new campuses were discussed. He 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.