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SHILLONG, May 10: Punjab tiol Bank has extended its wings in Meghalaya by laying the foundation stone for construction of Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETIs) at East Khasi Hills District. The foundation stone was laid by Roshan Warjri, sate Minister in charge of Home, and Usha Anthasubramanian, Maging Director & CEO, Punjab tiol Bank on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, the Maging Director and CEO of the Bank said that the establishment of RSETIs in North Eastern region will pave the way for speeding up the skill development and other rural development activities under the aegis of PNB Centery Rural Development Trust (PNBCRDT) established by the Bank in the year 1993.
She further reported that 54 RSETIs sponsored by the Bank in 12 states have, so far, trained 1.6 lakh candidates out of which 1.11 lakh are women candidates; out of the total candidates trained, 58 per cent candidates have been settled.
The Minister also expressed great satisfaction over the initiative taken by the Punjab tiol Bank and appreciated the Bank for its contribution made in rural development in particular in different parts of the country. She said that the skill development by RSETI will help the rural youth in promoting self-employment in the area. She also announced that at the end of the training under Mahila Kaushal Vikas Yoja, 1000 women will get free tool kit costing Rs. 3000/- per trainee. She also informed that PNB will adopt 100 girl students of the area every year under PNB Ladli Scheme for providing fincial assistance of Rs. 3500/- p.a. till completion of their 12th Class. Later, the girl students will also be supported by the education loan for higher studies in professiol Institutes. In a school function, she also doted the equipments of physical and educatiol support equipments and study material to the differently abled children under the CSR activities of the Bank.