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.