Zonal Training Centre
The Zonal Training Centre, or ZTC as it is commonly known, is the training centre of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for officers and staff. RBI has four such training centres, the biggest and most prominent of them being at CBD Belapur. The other three are at New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. ZTC functions under the overall policy framework and administrative control of the Human Resources Management Department (HRMD) of RBI Central Office at Fort, Mumbai.
The ZTC at Belapur, Navi Mumbai is the largest among all the zonal training centres of the Reserve Bank of India. Its campus is situated inside the RBI Quarters in Sector-7 of CBD Belapur on the Raintree Street near BARC Atomic Research Centre and Bharati Vidyapeeth Engineering College. Located amid idyllic sylvan surrounding at the foot of Kharghar hills, the ZTC campus offers peaceful and salubrious climate ideal for research and learning throughout the year.
Programmes and course contents
ZTC conducts about 110 training programmes during a calendar year: fifty from January to June, and another sixty from July to December, May being a shut period. The academic calendar of ZTC follows the RBI accounting year of July to June. Training programmes are conducted for officers, Class-III employees and Class-IV staff.
The most important and comprehensive training programme at ZTC is the Basic Management Programme (BMP), which was earlier known as the "Integrated Officers' Development Programme". This is a programme for newly promoted officers, in which the trainees are imparted inputs on basic knowledge about central banking, Indian economy, emerging issues in international finance, computers, noting and drafting, customer service, basic accountancy and staff regulation, besides various HR-related topics such as change management, time management, yoga, health awareness and self motivation etc.
Members of Faculty
ZTC was set up in its present Kharghar campus in July 2005. Narayana J Nampoothiri was the faculty in-charge at its new campus. The other members of faculty included Mr S Venkitachalam, Mr Rajesh Jai Kanth, Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan, Mr Anuranjan Patanaik, Mr Sanjay Kumar Bhatt and Mr Rajesh Chandra Gupta.
In March 2008, a training programme was conducted for the officers and staff of the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBoE), in which the visiting delegates were given both theoretical and practical exposure to various aspects of RBI's central banking activities.
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