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 loans as subsidy. The subsidy amount is limited to 1 lakh for individuals and 3.5 lakhs for groups. Any employment can be started as part of self employment with the approval of the bank. Age limit 18-50.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, educational qualifications and project reports.

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, immediately after passing out.


Book Grant

Dress Grant

Room Rent

Enrollment expenses

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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/-

Clerical apprenticeship:

Graduates having Diploma in Computer application are given apprenticeship as clerk-typist on a monthly honorarium of Rs. 5,000/- for two years to strengthen 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 (Paithrikolsavam):

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

Self Sufficient Villages:

"Self sufficient Villages" is the programme for the entire development of SC habitats having more than 50 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. 50,000/- to the job seekers who are willing to seek employment abroad. 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.

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Kerala State SC Development Department
Vikas Bhavan.P.O

Ph: 0471 2737100

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