ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

Self-Employment Scheme

The Department provides financial assistance to the individuals/self help groups who are interested in self employment.

The project for self employment is to be submitted to the bank for loan and the Department will give 1/3 of the loan amount as subsidy. The subsidy amount is limited to 1 lakh for individuals and 3.5 lakhs for groups. Any venture can be started as part of self employment with the approval of the bank. Age limit upto 50 years.Educational qualification 7th standard. There is no income limit, application should be sent to the block/municipal/corporation. Scheduled Caste Development Officer along with certificate of caste, certificates showing educational qualification and age and project report.

Assistance for starting practice as Advocates:

The Department provides financial assistance for practicing as Advocates to those who have passed the LLB. This assistance is given for three years, after enrollment and starting practice as a Junior Advocate.

Year

Book Grant

Dress Grant

Room Rent

Enrollment expenses

First Year

12,000

4,000

0.00

9,600

Second Year

12,000

4,000

6,000

_______

Third Year

12,000

4,000

6,000

_______

 

 

Technical Apprenticeship:

The Department provides apprenticeship assistance to those who have qualified in ITI, Diploma and Engineering. Application should be submitted to the District Development Officer for Scheduled Castes concerned. The monthly rates are as follows:-

·         ITI - 2000/-

·        Diploma - 2500/-

·        Engineering - 3000/-

Apprentice Clerk:

Graduates having Diploma in Computer application are given apprenticeship as clerk-typist on a monthly honorarium of Rs.10,000/- for one year to improve their employability.

Tool Kit:

The ITI certificate holders of Department ITIs are given financial assistance for purchasing tool kit in order to start their profession.

Exhibition cum Trade Fair (Gadhika):

The Department conducts trade fair twice in a financial year for showcasing the traditional products and the ethnic foods produced by the SC entrepreneurs and self help groups. This trade fair is organized by the Department along with Scheduled Tribe Development Department and KIRTADS. All the expenses including transportation, stall etc and TA&DA of entrepreneurs are met by the Department.

Ambedkar Village Development Programme:

"Ambedkar Village Development Programme" is the programme for the integrated development of SC habitats having more than 30 families and according to these programme the Department provides all the basic facilities like roads, drinking water, electricity, biogas plants, renovation of houses, waste management, drainage, footpath and income generating schemes etc. An amount of Rs. 1 Crore is being spent for each habitat. The implementation of the scheme is done under the direct supervision of the MLA.

 

Assistance for Seeking Employment Abroad:

The Department provides assistance of Rs. 100000/- to the job seekers who are willing to seek employment abroad. Age limit is upto 50 years and the family income limit is Rs. 2.5 lakh. The applicant can meet both travelling and visa expenses from this amount. The applicants can submit applications to District Development Officers concerned.

Pooled fund:

Training cum employment and income generating activities are provided through the projects submitted by the line departments under the pooled fund.

Contact Us

Kerala State SC Development Department
Nandavanam
Vikas Bhavan.P.O
Trivandrum
PIN:695033

Ph: 0471 2737100

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