NAPS( National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme)

Objectives of the scheme:

  • To promote apprenticeship training in the country. 
  • To provide financial support to establishments to undertake apprenticeship programs

Components of the scheme: 

  • Reimbursement of 25% of prescribed stipend subject to a maximum of Rs. 1500/- per month per apprentice by the Government of India to all employers who engage apprentices.
  • Reimbursement of cost of basic training (up to a limit of Rs. 7500/- for a maximum of 500 hours= Rs. 15/hour) by the Government of India to Basic Training Providers (BTPs) in respect of apprentices who come directly for apprenticeship training without any formal training

About the scheme:

  • All establishments having workforce (regular and contract employees) of 30 or more are mandated to undertake Apprenticeship Programs in a range from 2.5% -15% of its workforce (including direct contractual employees) every year. 
  • For establishments having a workforce between 4 - 29 this is optional. 
  • Establishments with a workforce of 3 or less are not permitted to engage apprentices. 
  • Applicable to all sectors.
  • The Apprenticeship Program in India under the Apprenticeship Act 1961 is implemented by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) at the National level. 
  • It has replaced the Apprenticeship Protsahan yojana.