BRIEF NOTE ON STAFF TRAINING COLLEGE (HARCOBANK) PANCHKULA
Agriculture Cooperative Staff Training Institute in the State of Haryana was established in 1982 as per decision of BODs meeting held on 24.03.1982 with the objective to improve the efficiency & performance of the employees. The main aim of setting up of this Institute was to provide training to the staff and committee members as well as education to the ordinary members of the Primary Agricultural Service Societies. The institute is getting full support from the bank in the field of training. The institute is endeavours for the development of a cadre of professional bankers to meet the challenges of changing banking scenario.
Since 1991 there has been tremendous changes in banking sector which had effected Cooperative Banks to a great extent. The Tarapore Committee, Narsimham Committee and Vaidynathan Committee recommendations have put profound challenges to cooperative banks. The technological changes in the banking sector are also effecting these banks. This institute is aware of these transformations and has geared up its training plans. The training institute of cooperative banks cannot remain passive but must play an active role in providing consultancy, latest knowledge and skills to cooperative banks. Acting as a catalyst in the change proves, this institute has decided to diversify its activities to face the challenge of time.
The most important asset of any organization is its Human Resource. ACSTI is constantly updating the knowledge, enhancing skills and maintaining right aptitude of the officers/ staff of SCB/ DCCBs/ PACS. Our endeavour has, therefore, always been to make the training of our Staff more and more useful on these lines “To develop credit Cooperatives for serving as a catalyst of socio-Economic Development of Haryana”.
ACSTI Panchkula aims at :-
- Playing proactive role in guiding the credit cooperatives to improve their operational efficiency through training, research and consultancy.
- Inculcating the key drivers – innovation, initiative and integration among the co-operators.
- Drawing new contours of performance of credit cooperatives.
- Sensitizing the banks of the challenges ahead and to prepare the employees to meet these challenges.
- Improving the operational efficiency of cooperative banks.
- Building up managerial and leadership abilities among the officers for organizational effectiveness.
The methodology adopted is class-room teaching & group discussions with trainees by faculty. Besides this, senior existing / retired officers of NABARD/commercial banks and cooperative department are invited as guest faculty, the objective of these trainings is to equip them with latest developments in banking.
The Staff Training College got accreditation 1st time in July 2014 for three years upto June 2017. 2nd time obtained the accreditation securing 600 marks out of 1000 for three years since 2017 to September 2020. 3rd time the accreditation securing 676 marks out of 1000 for one year 1st October 2020 to 30th September 2021. Thereafter, STC again obtained 4th time the accreditation securing 676 marks out of 1000 for one year from 1st October 2021 to 30th September 2022 and also applied for Re-Accreditation further 3 years.
- TRAINING NEED ASSESSMENT
The Calendar of Courses for the training Programme to be conducted in the ensuing year are designed/ prepared following the C-PEC / NABARD guidelines as conducting training need assessment and taking cognizance of feedback from trainees and in consultation with BIRD Lucknow. Then Calendar of Courses designed and circulated amongst the Apex Bank and DCCBs for identification of employees who need training. Presently, three trainings need assessment Programme (TNA) of DCCB Karnal. Ambala & Panipat were carried out by the faculty members Sh. Ashok Kumar, and Sh. Tara Chand. Based on these TNAs, feed-back from trainees during trainings held either in campus or on-location and valuable suggestions /inputs from experts panel of syllabus committee new calendar for the year 2022-23, got designed to enhance the knowledge and make the staff of SCB/DCCBs PACS and managing Committee members of PACS aware about latest changes
Thereafter, Calendar of Courses is circulated amongst the Apex bank and DCCBs for identification of employees who need training.
STANDING TRAINING ADVISORY COMMITTEE : Standing training advisory Committee has been formed as per the guidelines of NABARD, constituting the following:-
|2||The Chief General Manager (Reg. Office)||Member|
|3||Representative of NABARD||Nodal Officer|
|4||Principal STC Panchkula||Member Secretary|
This committee approves training programmes of the Institute. The Committee also provides guidance to the institute on the matters relating to training and development.
- Educational Qualifications:-
For imparting the training, there are two faculty members and one Principal. There is also adequate Secretarial staff to assist in proper functioning of the Staff.
The Educational Qualifications are as under:-
|Sr. No.||Name & Designation||Educational Qualifications|
|1||Mrs. Anupama Kohar, DGM/ Principal||M.Sc. M.phil, B.Ed, & HDCM|
|2||Sh. Ashok Verma, Manager/ R.A. / F.M.||B.Sc., PGDCA, CAIIB & CTFC|
|3||Sh. Tara Chand, Manager/F.M.||B.A., B.Ed, HDCM & CTFC|
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM ON THE PROGRAMME CONDUCTED AND ITS FLOW TO THE VARIOUS STAKE HOLDERS
After finalising the Calendar of courses for the upcoming year the same was uploaded on the website of the Harcobank and send e-mail to all DCCBs so that they may identify the target group accordingly. Apart from this, the letter of training has also been sent to DCCBs before 20 days commencing of the training through e-mail as well as telephonic message also conveyed them 2-3 days before the beginning of the course. After ending the training the claim also submitted to NABARD on quarterly basis for reimbursement.
MONITORING AND EVALUATION
After the end of each session of training programme, STC take feedback from each participant to evaluate the training programmes. For this purpose, they are given a questionnaire for evaluation. We also do evaluation in an informal way in the mid of the training programme. The evaluation from trainees serves useful information to the institute in improving and reframing the training programmes.
The performance monitoring of the institute is done by management of the bank very closely. The management takes keen interest in the working of the institute.
FACULTY PROFILE INCLUDING FIELD EXPOSURE AND FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
Most important assets of training institute is competent and committed faculty. Therefore, faculty development is the most important area of concern for the institute. Institute has adopted the following system for its faculty development:-
a) Every faculty member has to attend the training programmes at national level institutes such as NIBM, BIRD, VAMNICOM, etc;
b) Internet facility has been provided to all faculty members in his/her office
c) CTFC:- As a matter of policy bank has decided to train every faculty by sponsoring them to BIRD Lucknow for ensuing CTFC courses. There are 3 faculty members with CTFC pass.
Qualifications of the Faculty Members are as under:-
|Sr. No.||Name of Post||Name of Person||Qualification||Date of joining in STC||Date of Retirement||Experience|
|1||Principal||Mrs. Anupma Kohar||MSc. B.Ed. M.Phil, HDCM, CTFC, & JAIIB||11.04.2017||Nov. 2022||Worked as Branch Manager, Manager and DGM (AC), (Admn.) & (Audit & Inspection).|
|2||F.M.||Sh. Ashok Kumar||B.Sc., PGDCA, CAIIB, CTFC||28.09.2006||Feb. 2027||Ins. DAP, Banking and Field at DCCB, Teaching in STC & worked as G.M. CCB Panchkula & Ambala.|
|3||F.M.||Sh. Tara Chand||B.A., B.Ed., HDCM, Diploma in Coop. Banking, CTFC ||11.07.2007||March, 2025||Worked as A.M. in different Sections in Harcobank and as Branch Manager and presently working as Faculty member since July 2007 and working as Manager in M&P Section.|
|4||F.M.||Smt. Nirmal Rana||B.A., M.A., HDCM||12.04.2021||July, 2041||Worked as A.M. in different Sections in Harcobank and as Branch Manager and presently working as Faculty member since April 2021and working as Manager in M&P Section|
PROFILE OF HUMAN RESOURCE WITH VARIOUS TYRES OF COOP. INSTITUTE VIZ HStCB, DCCB, PACS ETC.
ACSTI is constantly updating the knowledge, enhancing skills and maintaining right aptitude of the staff of SCB/ DCCBs/ PACS including Asstt. Manager/ Development Officer, Senior / Jr. Accountant, Clerks and Salesmen/ Clerks besides non-officials of PACS
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE TARGET GROUP
In the year 2021-22, staff Training College, conducted 36 courses and trained 969 trainees with 2422 trainee’s days.
DETAIL OF COURSES AND TRAININGS DAYS FOR THE PERIOD 2021-22
|Sr. No.||Type of Courses||No. of Courses||No. of Trainees||Trainees days|
|2||Basic Computer Courses||-||-||-|
|3||Campus / On-line Courses||25||557||1673|
|Sr. No.||Courses for||No. of Courses||Trainees Trained in Campus On-line||Special courses||Computer courses||On-Location courses||Total|
Total Trainees = 969
Total Trainees days = 2422
Total Working days = 271
There are 12 rooms in the hostel, one dining hall. The trainees are providing lodging and boarding facility free of cost.
OTHER MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
- OUTSTATION PROGRAMMES
Keeping in view operational problems of DCCBs, Institute conducts some outstation /on location Programmes at headquarters of the DCCBs. This approach has an advantage of disseminating information to all the officers of same bank at one place regarding their new policies and to plan jointly for the development of bank. For Distt. Managers and Senior Managers of the DCCBs and State Coop., Bank bi- annual conferences on performance of Cooperative Bank are conducted as a regular feature now.
- COMPUTER TRAINING LAB
We have installed a computer lab in the institute to provide training to the staff of the Bank. There are ten latest configured terminals with a server on which the training on (CBS) Core Banking Solutions is being given to employees of Cooperative Banks. We have chalked out various training programmes for different categories of staff of Cooperative Banks.
- FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
Most important asset of training institute is competent and committed faculty. Therefore, faculty development is the most important area of concern for the institute. Institute has adopted the following system for its faculty development:-
a) Every faculty member has to attend the training programmes at national level institutes such as NIBM, BIRD VAMNICOM, etc;
b) Internet facility has been provided to all faculty members in his office.
- LIBRARY ASSIGNMENT
To inculcate reading habits, trainees are made to make extensive use of library. More than 1750 books are in our library for trainees.
Rules & Regulations
Staff Training College is following the rules and regulations prescribed by the Haryana State Coop. Apex Bank Ltd; Chandigarh being the offshoot of the Bank.
LIST OF STAFF MEMBERS OF STAFF TRAINING COLLEGE
|Sr. No.||Name of employee||Designation||Date of joining in STC||Remarks|
|1||Mrs. Amarjit Kaur||Gen. Manager / Principal||11.04.2017||-|
|3||Tara Chand||Manager/F.M||11.07. 2007||-|