Ashadeepa Scheme


To encourage employment opportunities in the private sector factories and establishments,  to the candidates belonging to Schedule Cast and Schedule Tribes, the Government of Karnataka has framed a scheme called “ ASHADEEPA SCHEME”. The said scheme is being implemented through “Karnataka State Workers Welfare and Social Security (Ashadeepa Scheme) Society (R)”.

Objectives of the Scheme:-

  • To create employment opportunities to the candidates belonging to SC and ST categories .
  • To improve the socio – economic condition of SCs and STs.
  • To encourage the employment of SC s and STs, the contribution towards ESI and EPF paid by the employer for such candidates  is being repaid to such employers.
  • Repayment of Stipendiary amount  to the employer, paid to the apprentice trainees.

Benefits under the Scheme:-

  • Reimbursement of ESI and EPF contribution to the employers:-

The private sector employer who newly employs SC and ST candidates,  will be reimbursed the ESI and EPF contribution paid by him belonging to such employees for a period of 2 years, subject to maximum limit of Rs.3000/- p.m. per candidates.


  • Reimbursement of Stipend paid to apprentice trainees:-

The stipend amount under Apprenticeship Act, 1961 paid to the Apprentice Trainees belonging to SC and ST categories, who are undergoing training for a period of One year Normal and Two years Comprehensive Training, will be reimbursed for a maximum limit of Rs.5000/- p.m. per candidate and subject to 2/3rd of the total amount paid by them.


  • Reimbursement of salary for appointment after completion of Apprentice Training:-

If the employer who has given apprentice training to the candidates belonging to SC and ST categories, employs the same candidates in permanent posts, 50% of the salary subject to a maximum limit of Rs. 7,000/-p.m. per candidate will be reimbursed for a period of One year.

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Last Updated: 05-03-2020 03:08 PM Updated By: Approver Ksuwssb