Ashadeepa Scheme

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