About the Scheme

To encourage employment opportunities in private sector factories and Establishments, for the candidates belonging to Schedule Cast and Schedule Tribes, 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)”.

The Objectives of the Scheme is:

1. To create employment opportunities for the candidates belonging to SC and ST Categories.

2. To improve socio-economic conditions of SCs and STs.

3. To encourage the employment of SCs and STs, in private sector establishments/Factories, etc., by reimbursing the employees contribution of ESI and EPF paid by them. Thereby providing financial assistance

4. To reimburse partial Stipendiary amount paid to the apprentice trainees by the employer.

5. Reimburse of 50% of wages.

Benefits under the Scheme are:

1. 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 them pertaining to employee’s contribution for a period of 2 years, subject to a maximum limit of Rs.3000/- p.m. per candidate. This facility is available w.e.f 1st April, 2019.

2. 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, stipend will be reimbursed subject to maximum limit of Rs.5000/- p.m. per candidate and subject to 2/3rd of the total amount paid by them. This facility is available w.e.f 1st April, 2019.

3. 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. This facility is available w.e.f 1st April, 2019.

Helplines & Contact Numbers
  • Sri. Arbail Hebbar Shivram
  • Room Number 258-257 A, Vikasa Soudha, Dr Ambedkar Rd, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru – 560001
  • 080-22259181
  • Secretariat Office
  • Vikasa Soudha Dr Ambedkar Rd
  • 080 2225 4894
  • Labour Commissioner
  • Kalynana Suraksha Bhavana
  • 080 2664 4312
  • ksuwssb Office
  • Kalynana Suraksha Bhavana
  • 080 29759983
  • karmika sahayavani
  • 155214
  • 9333333684
Toll Free Number