ANNUAL STAFF CONFERENCE OF RUDSETI
The Annual Staff Conference of RUDSET Institute for the year 2023 was held at “Sri Sannidhi”, Dharmasthala from 14th to 15th September 2023. The Conference was inaugurated by Dr Veerendra Heggadeji, President, RUDSET Institutes, Dharmasthala.
Dr Heggadeji, in his inaugural address said that RUDSETI was started thinking of creating job opportunities initially. Now, RUDSETIs are able to extensively promote self-employment and economic empowerment of the unemployed across the country. The youth, who have undergone training at RUDSETIs, have immensely been contributing to the development of nation through self-sustained life with the help of financial assistance from Banks. According to the needs of the present competitive world, suitable short duration training is given to the youth.
There is no limit for success. The Directors should become practical oriented trainers, do good work and carry forward it to maintain the standards set by their predecessors. Transformation is inevitable to any organization. Immaterial of the age, one needs to undergo transformation to be in the race. It is a positive sign that graduate and post graduates are also coming forward and interested in taking up self-employment ventures. State and Central Governments are extending holistic support to the Institutes by providing land and funding for construction of building. RUDSETIs are big brother to RSETIs. Hence, there is always pressure on RUDSETIs to perform better in the coming days, he remarked.
Shri B Sudhakar Kotary, General Manager, Canara Bank, Circle Office, Mangaluru in his key note address said God has given opportunity to serve in RUDSETI. A small idea started in 1982 has become a big banyan tree and spread across entire country. RUDSETI movement has traversed more than four decades in its contribution to Nation building bringing light in the lives of thousands of youth and their families. RUDSETIs have been sharing their expertise with other stakeholders in the movement. As MoRD is in readiness to roll out RSETI 2.0 to revamp the entire RSETI eco-system, we have to accept the challenges and shoulder the responsibility to meet their expectations.
Shri H Raghu Raja, Director General, National Academy of RUDSETI (NAR), Bengaluru said that the success of RUDSETI model was appreciated by the Government of India, accepted it as a replicable model and as a result, RSETIs were opened in each district of the country imparting training and creating employment opportunities to lakhs of people. He highlighted the concept of RSETI 2.0 in terms of incentives for mobilisation of candidates, designing of new courses based on training needs of population, conducting impact assessment of training programmes, developing training learning methods, e learning content development, conducting case study of RSETIs and entrepreneurs following best practices and incentives for hand holding, settlement and credit linkage. Exponent employment generation in RUDSETI is invaluable, he concluded.
Shri G Murugesan, National Director for RSETIs, National Centre for Excellence of RSETIs (NACER), Bengaluru said that RUDSETIs are doing good work and placed well ahead compared to RSETIs. Commitment, dedication and involvement of the Directors and Staff made RUDSETIs to reach the target and setting an example to RSETIs. The visionary leadership of Dr D Veerendra Heggade has made RUDSETIs to perform better day by day and distinctly different from others, he added.
Shri Giridhar Kallapur, Executive Director of RUDSETIs welcomed the guests and the participants and presented highlights of the performance of RUDSETIs for 2022-23 and upto 31.08.2023 during Financial Year 2023-24. Shri Suresh M, Director, RUDSETI, Ujire proposed vote of thanks. Smt Anasooya, Senior Faculty, RUDSETI, Ujire compeered the programme.
After tea break, review of the performance of Institutes started. Shri Giridhar Kallapur, Executive Director of RUDSETIs and Shri G Murugesan, National Director for RSETIs, National Centre for Excellence of RSETIs (NACER), Bengaluru participated in the review. They advised the Institutes who are lagging behind the schedule to accelerate their efforts to reach the targets in time.
In the afternoon, Shri Subhash Bangera, Trainer, Manipal handled session on Professional Etiquette & Team Building. Through group exercise, he highlighted the importance of reaching the target with team as a whole instead of doing the work individually in the Institute. He explained the purpose of formation of team, its objectives, phases of team development, reasons for failure of a team, conflict in relationship among team members, its effects on the functioning of the Institute and measures to overcome conflict, to have a good and cordial relationship with all the stakeholders at the work place to achieve the desired goals. Working as a team will always beat individual barriers, he concluded.
After tea break, review of the performance of institutes continued.
September 15, 2023: 2nd Day
Shri Rajesh Ranjan Singh, National Controller, Assessment & Quality Assurance, National Academy of RUDSETI, Bengaluru made a power point presentation in detail about the need for introduction of RSETI 2.0 & Assessment. The NSQF aligned courses are mono skilling in nature. A trainee will get only one training at a time. In order to meet the change in market dynamics, diversification of rural economy and preferences of customers, it is essential to have knowledge of more than one skill. RSETI 2.0 will take care of quality of training programmes. Assessment and Certification was introduced to ensure uniform quality of training programmes among RSETIs. Assessment and Certification is challenging and rewarding, he concluded.
After tea break, Shri Nataraj S E, Director, National Centre for Excellence of RSETIs, Bengaluru made power point presentation on the performance of RUDSET Institutes, Grading and CNN. He clarified the doubts raised by the participants.
Thereafter, review of the performance of Institutes continued.
During valedictory, Dr D Veerendra Heggade, President of RUDSET Institutes, said that RUDSETIs are bound by the terms and conditions of MoRD and as such there is always pressure on RUDSETIs to meet the expectations of MoRD. There is no limit for growth. Creative mind, hard work and curiosity make a person to become a top performer. Since RUDSETIs are big brother to RSETIs, their activities are watched by all. Opportunities are created for unemployed youth to take up self-employment. God has given golden opportunity to serve in RUDSETI to change the life styles of poor people. Directors and Faculties have a great role to play as they are motivating the unemployed youth who are struggling to come up in their life. He called upon the participants to rededicate themselves to the cause of self-employment.
Shri Rajesh Ranjan Singh, National Controller, Assessment & Quality Assurance, National Academy of RUDSETI, Bengaluru said that RUDSETI has been a leader and there is a challenge to retain the position of the leader. For betterment of society and people, RUDSETIs have to continue to play the role of leaders. RUDSETI has got good well equipped infrastructure facilities as compared to other RSETIs. RUDSETI team has reputational spirit and that inspires RUDSETI to continue the good work, he opined.
Shri Nataraj S E, Director, National Centre for Excellence of RSETIs, Bengaluru said that RUDSETI is reaching the target set by MoRD exceedingly well as it is personally monitored by Dr Heggadeji. RUDSETIs have to play an important role in promoting self-employment opportunities to the needy people. The success and results speak about the prominent role played by RUDSETIs in the development of nation.
Shri Giridhar Kallapur, Executive Director of RUDSETIs presented the brief report of the Conference and said that Staff Conference is organised to give impetus to continue good work done by the predecessors. Shri Saibal RoyChoudhury, Director, RUDSETI, Berhampore and Shri Jayachandran C V, Director, RUDSETI, Kannur shared their experiences. Shri Abhilash, Senior Faculty, RUDSETI, Kannur compeered the programme.
Certificates of Excellence were awarded to the top performing Institutes for their outstanding achievements.
1. ALL-ROUND PERFORMANCE
First Prize RUDSETI, Mysuru
Second Prize RUDSETI, Nadiad
Third Prize RUDSETI, Berhampore
2. MOBILISATION OF FUNDS
First Prize RUDSETI, Chitradurga
Second Prize RUDSETI, Dharwad
Third Prize RUDSETI, Hajipur
3. CREDIT LINKAGE
First Prize RUDSETI, Bhubaneswar
Second Prize RUDSETI, Gurugram
Third Prize RUDSETI, Jaipur
25 Directors and 26 Faculty members participated in the Conference. The Conference was utilized for experience sharing, updated information on the latest developments, solutions to the practical problems and other challenges faced by the Directors and the Faculty members through participatory mode.