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RSETIs Scheme

About RSETIs

RSETIs are Rural Self Employment Training Institutes,  an initiative of Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) to have dedicated infrastructure in each district of the country to impart training and skill upgradation of rural youth geared towards entrepreneurship development. RSETI (Rural Self Employment Training Institute) is an initiative of Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD). It is a three-way partnership between the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), GoI, State Governments and Sponsor Banks. RSETIs are functioning in 572 districts across 33 States and UT’s led by respective Banks and funded by Ministry of Rural Development. These RSETIs are extending training to unemployed rural poor youth free of cost.

Programme Structure & Contents

Each RSETI should offer 30 to 40 skill development programmes in a financial year in various avenues. The programmes are of short duration ranging from 1 to 6 weeks and could fall into the categories listed below:

  1. Agricultural Programmes- Agriculture and allied activities like dairy, poultry, apiculture, horticulture, sericulture, mushroom cultivation, floriculture, fisheries, etc.
  2. Product Programme- Dress designing for men and women, rexine articles, incense sticks manufacturing, football making, bag, bakery products, leaf cup making, recycled paper manufacturing, etc.
  3. Process Programmes- Two wheeler repairs, radio/TV repairs, motor rewinding, electrical transformer repairs, irrigation pump-set repairs, tractor and power tiller repairs, cell phone repairs, beautician course, photography and videography, screen printing, domestic electrical appliances repair, computer hardware and DTP.
  4. General Programmes- Skill Development for Women
  5. Other Programmes- Related to other sectors like leather, construction, hospitality and any other sector depending on local requirements.

Training programmes will be decided by the institute based on the local resource situation and potential demand for the products/services. A uniform standardized curriculum would be developed and circulated among the institutes. There shall be two sets of training curriculums in all the RSETIs:

  1. Basic orientation programme courses for SGSY SHGs.
  2. Skill development programmes for micro enterprise and wage employment/placement.

Soft skill training shall be an integral part in all the training programmes.

Selection of Trainees & Batch Size

At least 70% of the trainees should be from the rural BPL category certified by the DRDA. Proper weightage, as per SGSY guidelines will be given to SC/STs, minorities, physically challenged and women.

  1. An ideal size of a batch should be 25-30 candidates.
  2. Shramadan/Yoga, presentation of MILLY would become a common input in training module.

Recognition of RSETI Trainees

Certificates issued by an RSETI will be recognised by all banks for purposes of extending credit to the trainees. It means that RSETI trained rural youths will be free to access any scheduled bank for loan/credit.

Credit Linkage

Credit needs of trainees will be appraised by RSETIs and the sense will be conveyed to the bank branches. The trainees could avail bank loans under SGSY or any other government sponsored programmes.

Objectives of the RSETIs

Rural BPL youth will be identified and trained for self-employment.

The trainings offered will be demand driven.

Area in which training will be provided to the trainee will be decided after assessment the candidate’s aptitude.

Hand holding support will be provided for assured credit linkage with banks.

Escort services will be provided for at least two years soon to ensure sustainability of micro enterprise trainees.

The trainees will be provided intensive short-term residential self-employment training programmes with free food and accommodation.

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