RSETI a golden opportunity for unemployed youth
Rural Self Employment Institutes RSETIs for skilling of rural youth to take up gainful selfemployment is a dedicated golden opportunity for the unemployed men and women aged between 18 to 35 years
Siddipet: Rural Self Employment Institutes (RSETIs) for skilling of rural youth to take up gainful self-employment is a dedicated golden opportunity for the unemployed men and women aged between 18 to 35 years. It is a flagship programme taken up by the central government’s Deendayal Antodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) under the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) that seeks to alleviate rural poverty through building sustainable community institutions of the poor.
Andhra Bank Rural Self Employment Institutes (ABRSETI) run by Andhra Bank at Siddipet has been serving the unemployed women and men by providing free training for self employment here. The ABRSETI has been training interested women and men in various courses such as hardware and software computer courses, driving, mobile phone servicing, electrical, computer accountancy (Tally), tailoring, beauty parlour, business training, communication and interpersonal skills development and DTP for men and women including training in agricultural dairy and vermin compost for farmers.
Explaining about the training, the Director of the ABRSETI B Srininivasa Rao said the main motto of the centrally sponsored flagship programme was to provide employment training for unemployed youth to bring out the uncovered and innate skills and talent by expert faculty in their interested fields. He said the courses to power rural entrepreneurship with a special focus on women candidates for their financial empowerment giving priority for SC, ST and OBC candidates.
“We mainly focus on rural youth especially women in rural areas rather than in towns for the upliftment of their poor financial status to a self dependency employment. The institute which was established on November 27 in 2015 in a rented building has so far trained 1,709 unemployed women and men. After the completion of the courses, the candidates can also get the credit-linkage or financial assistance from the bank for setting up their ventures including two years of post-training support by the ABRSETI which has 55 per cent success rate with 57 batches so far, said the Director.
The mission for rural employment, which was launched in 2011 and is sponsored by 31 banks and state governments in the country, is the first and only one in Telangana state offered by Andhra Bank which is located on the premises of Koti Lingala Temple in the town providing training for eligible women and men belong to Siddipet district completely free of cost. Currently, two batches of tailoring and beauty parlour courses of 30 days are being run for women with 22 residential trainees providing including to and fro bus fares on first and last days of the courses, said the director Srinivasa Rao.
One of the trainees Manasa from Siddipet, who is taking training for tailoring, said she came to know about the centre by her friends and expressed her confidence to settle with tailoring venture at her place by this free quality training with free mid-day meals and snacks twice. One of the hostellers Naga Laxmi from Gaurayapally village of Komuravelli mandal, said the free accommodation and the food was good with good care for us women. A beauty parlour trainee Swathi from Thornala village of Madduru who came across the institute by her relative, said she would complete her course in 15 days and would set up a parlour on her own with the guidance of the ABRSETI.
The RSETI at Siddipet is run with two permanent faculty and two other temporary or guest faculties from Monday to Sunday from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm. “We will also provide guest classes for the trainees by expert faculties from successful fields of life and old trainees who are well settled regularly with frequent field visits for the field study, said one of the faculties S Vijay Kumar.
We have quarterly review meeting with the District level RSETI Advisory Committee comprising the district Collector, Zonal Manager of Andhra Bank, DRDO-DRDA of Siddipet, AGM of NABARD, District Lead Bank Manager and SC, ST and BC Development Officers of the district discussing on the success rate, reporting, batch closing and commencing of courses and assurance of priority for government recruitments for certified trainees, said Vijay Kumar.
By conducting campaign for the awareness on the training in rural areas on a regular basis, women candidates are motivated and encouraged to get the free coaching to hone up their skills for the self employment. The candidates need to submit their aadhaar number and ration card details with three passport size photos to enroll at the centre, mentioned the faculty who added that they will start the next batch on July 25 for the courses of computer hardware and software, web designing for men.