Conclave of RSETI Directors of Allahabad Bank – A Brief Report


A 2-day Conclave of RSETI Directors of Allahabad Bank was held on 20th and 21st April 2012 at Bank’s Staff Training College, Lucknow.

To begin with, Sri B K Srivastav, General Manager, Allahabad Bank welcomed the dignitaries and the participants. In his welcome address Sri Srivastav highlighted the progress of the Bank in different parameters and more particularly on the functioning of the RSETIs sponsored by their Bank. He appealed to the participants to get all the doubts clarified by the experts in discharging their duties effectively while functioning as Director of the RSETI during the Conclave so that they will be able to function on the lines of best performing RUDSETI. Further, he assured that Bank will take all the required initiatives in providing requisite staff support and necessary infrastructure to all the RSETIs as per MoRD guidelines.

Smt Renuka Kumar, Dy Secretary, MoRD inaugurated the 2-day Conclave. In her inaugural address she narrated at length the ambitions of the Ministry in addressing the unemployment problem through the intervention of RSETIs across India. The Banks have a very important role to play in the growth of the country specially in addressing the unemployment problem and hence they have been chosen by the Ministry as the right partners, she remarked.

Dr P N Sharma, Dy General Manager and Principal of Staff Training College of Allahabad Bank in his key note address complimented MoRD for the pro-active initiatives taken in promoting RSETIs across India in addressing the unemployment problem of the country. He called upon the RSETI Directors to work with dedication and focus on giving quality training to the unemployed youth so that the objectives of the Ministry are achieved in letter and spirit.

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, Smt Renuka Kumar, Dy Secretary, MoRD made a presentation on the expectations from the Ministry in taking the RSETI movement on the lines of RUDSETI model based on which RSETIs have been replicated. She also requested the Bank executives to provide all the requisite support to the RSETIs so that the Directors can play a pivotal role in addressing the unemployment problem of the country.

This was followed by a Micro Lab exercise administered to the participants by Sri N R Srinivasa Murthy, Director, NAR to unfreeze the participants of their inhibitions. After the lunch break, Sri Murthy continued his sessions 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. This helped the participants to understand the concept of RUDSETI in a better way.

The 2nd day of the Conclave started with a prayer followed by presentation of MILLY by few Directors. This was followed by an interactive session 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. Sri Bansal interacted individually with all the Directors and heard their problems in the area of allotment of land / construction of building and assured that NIRD will sincerely attempt to address all their issues relating to allotment of land and construction of building at the earliest.

This was followed by a presentation by Sri K N Janardhana, NDR on ‘Journey from RUDSETI to RSETI’ wherein he briefed the participants about the MoRD guidelines in running the RSETIs successfully. In his presentation Sri Janardhana highlighted the role of sponsoring banks in providing requisite support to the RSETIs which will go a long way in meeting the objectives and philosophy of MORD, GOI. Sri Janardhana also assured all the participants present in the Conclave that the Monitoring Cell is ready to walk an extra mile with them in accomplishing the objectives of MoRD in propagating RSETIs in the country.

Thereafter, the review of the performance of the RSETIs was taken up by Sri K N Janardhana in the presence of Bank’s executives. All the Directors made individual presentation highlighting the Training Programs organized by them till March 2012 and the same were reviewed thoroughly bringing out a SWOT of both the Director and the RSETI.

The valedictory function was graced by Sri.Chawla, Executive Director of Allahabad Bank. In his valedictory address he lauded the RUDSETI concept that began way back in 1982 in addressing the unemployment problem of the country. Outlining the role of Directors at RSETIs, Sri Chawla advised them to feel proud of their assignment because their efforts will help the country in mitigating the problems of the unemployed youth. He assured that Bank is committed to address the gaps identified in the Conclave by Monitoring Cell, NAR so that RSETIs sponsored by their Bank will become vibrant and discharge duties to the expectations of MoRD.