The Institute draws up its programs with an eye on the changing trends in the banking industry. The program contents are in keeping with the various concepts and policies envisaged by the Government of India, Government of Tamil Nadu, Reserve Bank of India and NABARD for the development and the growth of the Coop. Banks. The programs are so designed as to motivate the participants to render services to the rural people more efficiently and effectively. The Institute has also received good feedback from the sponsoring institutions regarding the progress achieved by them because of the training inputs received by their employees.
The focus of training is on six categories, viz.,
Induction training for new entrants.
Core training programs for all employees in identified areas.
Placement related functional training.
Training in areas of specialization.
Training in management inputs and
Training in application of computer skills.
Every year, ACSTI conducts TNA (Training Needs Analysis) by inviting the opinion/feedback from the Client Institutions, viz., SCBs, DCCBs, CUBs & PACS. Incorporating the requirements of the Client Institutions, the Institute prepares a tentative Calendar of Programs which will be examined by the Syllabus Committee consisting of the Managing Director – TNSC Bank, General Manager – TNSC Bank, Director – NICM, Managing Director of one DCCB, Joint Registrar of one Region, Representative of NABARD, DGM (IT) of TNSC Bank, AGM (DAP) of TNSC Bank and DGM / Principal, ACSTI. On finalization by the Syllabus Committee of the Tentative Calendar of Programs, ACSTI places it before the Standing/Training Advisory Committee for its approval. The President of the Bank is the Chairperson of the Standing/Training Advisory Committee, the Managing Director – TNSC Bank, the CGM – NABARD, RO, Director – NICM, Chennai and the Principal, ACSTI are the distinguished members of the Committee. On approval of the Programs thus prepared, the Institute conducts the programs round the year.
The Institute also conducts certain customized on-location programs on the basis of specific needs expressed by the user-organizations.
The details of the training programmes conducted since its inception and up to 31.03.2018 are as follows:
The details of staff trained since its inception upto 30.06.2017 are as follows:
In addition to conducting in-house training programs, ACSTI conducts on-location training programs at various DCCB Headquarters, during the weekends to impart training to all the members of the respective DCCB on important subjects.
On-location program on “Internal Check and Control” at DCCBs, viz., Kancheepuram, Kanyakumari, Kumbakonam, Nilgiris, Pudukkottai, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram and Virudhunagar, were conducted during the year 2017-18.
In order to cope up with prevailing banking scenario, various training programs on new titles have been organised. For example, Investment and Credit Policy, System Audit, Audit under Computerized Environment, Functioning of Various Committees, Cash Management & Fake Note Detection, Programs for Coop. Auditors / Chartered Accountants, Program on Core Banking Solutions, Program on New Banking Technology-oriented Products, Program on Cyber Crimes, I.T. Security & Prevention of Frauds in Banks, and On-location Programs on Effective Branch Management and Retail Banking, Internal Checks & Control.
PACS Empowerment Initiatives
In addition to in-house training programs, ACSTI conducts on-location Training Program at various DCCBs’ Centres to empower PACS. The programs were conducted on the title “RuPay Kisan Credit Card, Digital Member Register, Digital Banking & Business Development Plan”.
During the year 2017-18, 44 Programs were conducted on 2 trainee days & 1550 PACS trainees were benefited.
Institute had conducted 113 Programs for PACS against the scheduled target of 90.
On-location Program on Rupay Kisan Credit Card – Digital Member Register
TNSC Bank under the aegis of ACSTI, had conducted 2 day training programme on “RuPay KCC, Digital Member Register, Aadhar Enabled Payment System (AEPS), Digital Banking, CBS in PACCS & PACS Business Development” for PACS Staff on on-location basis. During 2017-18, the Institute had conducted 44 On-location Training Programme at various Regions with the cooperation of Dist. Central Coop. Banks and 1550 PACS Staff were benefited.
BIRD, Lucknow had selected our Institute to conduct a 5 day Campus training program on “Payment System and Card Management” from 19.02.2018 to 23.02.2018. The Program was successfully organized by ACSTI and 28 Trainees were benefited.
The VAMNICOM, Pune had utilized our campus to conduct 33rd seminar of Indian Society for Studies on Cooperation (ISSC) under the topic of “Digitalisation of Economy & Cooperation” on 02.03.2018.
The Institute had conducted a 2 day training program for Cooperative Auditors in two batches during the year 2017-18 on “System Audit” with a view to enlighten them to audit the Institutions in fully computerized environment.
Commitment of ACSTI
ACSTI is committed to building the capacity of staff of all Coop. Banks to deliver effective and efficient financial services by reaching out to the clients engaged in rural development. Every year, the Institute plans its training strategy and its syllabus in tune with:
the changing rural environment
policies impacting cooperatives
feed back received during the course of training
suggestions given by NABARD
discussions at various levels
policy changes of Government
guidelines of RBI / NABARD / RCS
The above points are kept in mind with a view to re-design and update the existing training programs in order to address the emerging needs and challenges of the staff of cooperatives.
Future plans of ACSTI
To focus on need based training programs on contemporary themes
To conduct training programs on all functional areas
To outreach the clients by conducting more and more on-location training programs
To increase the number of programs to cover more participants
To conduct case studies, impact evaluation for use of the same at class rooms
To conduct more and more case exercises in class rooms during the training to enlighten the participants