ICICI RSETI in Jodhpur and Udaipur have been awarded the “Best Performing RSETIs”

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As per the mandate of the Ministry of Rural development (MoRD), every district in India has a Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI) managed by the lead bank of the district. Under the RSETI scheme, ICICI Bank has been assigned the districts of Udaipur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan. ICICI RSETI in Jodhpur and Udaipur have been awarded the “Best Performing RSETIs” ranking 1st and 2nd respectively in India for the year 2012-13. The award ceremony was help at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi and the awards were received by Mr. Subrata Mukherji, President, ICICI Foundation, Mr. Chinmay Sen Gupta, COO, ICICI Foundation and Mr. Praveen Saxena, Head-Director, ICICI RSETIs Udaipur and Jodhpur.

The award ceremony was attended by Hon’ble Minister of Rural Development, Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Joint-secretary, MoRD, Mr. T. Vijay Kumar and President, National Academy of Rudseti (NAR), Dr. Veerendre Heggade along with the officials of various banks managing the RSETIs of other districts.

In a press meet organised at ICICI RSETI Udaipur on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 Mr. Praveen Saxena explained that the MoRD has issued directives to set up RSETIs in every district in India to be run by lead bank of the district. There are 568 RSETIs in the country and RSETIs in Udaipur and Jodhpur are run by ICICI Bank. RSETI Udaipur was set up in 2006 by Bank of Rajasthan which after the merger with ICICI Bank has been run by ICICI Foundation and ICICI Satat Aajeevika Society. ICICI RSETIs in Udaipur and Jodhpur, since inception have trained in total 7000 unemployed rural youth for the purpose of self-employment. The RSETIs across India are graded by MoRD and NAR, Bangalore on various parameters of performance measurement annually. In the year 2012-13 for their outstanding performance, RSETI Jodhpur and Udaipur were awarded the 1st and 2nd ranks respectively.

Mr. Saxena praised the entire RSETI team for their hard work and support that contributed in the success of the RSETI. In the press meet, Mr. Saxena informed about the various training programmes run by the RSETI. ICICI RSETIs in Udaipur and Jodhpur each have four block level Satellite centres that provide training at the village level to the rural poor. He also appealed to the people that the problem of unemployment can be tackled by the services offered by the RSETI. Mr. Saxena concluded by saying that, RSETI trained youth have been successful in setting up their own enterprises by the means of which their family incomes have enhanced. This has given their families a new ray of hope and happiness.

The press meet was also attended by Mr. R.K Bolia, Advisor ICICI RSETI and Dr. Arvind Prakash, Senior Programme Manager, ICICI RSETI Udaipur.

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1)      Mr. Praveen Saxena, Head-Director ICICI RSETI Udaipur and Jodhpur being awarded by Dr. D Verendra Heggade, President National Academy of RUDSETI

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