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NAPS was launched in August 2016 by the Government of India to promote the Apprenticeship in the country by providing financial incentives, technology and advocacy support.

The scheme has the following two components
  1. Sharing of 25% of prescribed stipend subject to a maximum of Rs. 1500/- per month per apprentice with the employers.
  2. Sharing of basic training costs up to a maximum of Rs. 7,500 per apprentice.


Key Features

  1. Wider option for the apprentices-integration with other schemes - Courses approved by State Government/Central Government such as PMKVY, DDU-GKY etc. shall be linked with apprenticeship training. These courses will be given the status of optional trades & the relevant practical content for on-the-job training shall be added by the respective course approving authority.
  2. Ease of Administering through technology - A specially designed online portal “www.apprenticeshipindia.org” shall be used for administering the entire implementation of the Apprenticeship Training online. It shall facilitate the requirements of all key stakeholders such as Candidates, Industry, DGT, RDSDEs, NSDC, SAA, SSDMs and BTPs
  3. Involvement of States/UTs - As per the Apprentices Act, monitoring of apprenticeship training in State Public Sector Undertakings and Private Sector Establishments is done by the respective State Governments. States have a very important role in implementing the programme as most of the smaller Industries and MSMEs come under the State jurisdiction. Hence sensitizing the states & State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs) & also officers up to the District level, on the intent of the reforms becomes critical & a matter of priority. The District Skilling Committees being promoted by both the Central and State governments will be mandated to identify apprenticeship opportunities in their district and ensure appropriate utilisation of same.
  4. Promoter and Facilitators/Third Party Aggregators (TPA) - Since this scheme involves multiple stakeholders, the role of facilitators or Third Party Aggregators (TPAs) becomes important for mobilizing the apprentices, mapping their preferences with the demand from the establishments for apprenticeship opportunities posted on the portal, and helping the establishment in identifying Basic Training Providers. TPAs are engaged as per the guidelines issued by MSDE for their selection.

Routes of apprenticeship training


  1. ITIs pass outs
    • Duration of basic training - Not required
    • Duration of practical training/on the job training - Minimum 1 year and maximum 2 years
  2. Trainees who have completed PMKVY/ MES-SDI courses or courses approved by State Governments/ Central Government
      • Duration of basic training - Not required
      • Duration of practical training/on the job training - Minimum 1 year and maximum 2 years
  3. Graduates/ diploma holders or persons pursuing graduation/ diploma in any engineering stream or medical or paramedical (Apprentices who are not covered under NATS administered by MHRD)
        • Duration of basic training - Not required
        • Duration of practical training/on the job training - Maximum 1 year
  4. Graduates/ diploma holders / 10+2 vocational certificate holders or persons pursuing graduation/ diploma in Arts or Commerce or Science streams such as B.A., B.Sc., B.Com., L.L.B etc.
          • Duration of basic training - Not required
          • Duration of practical training/on the job training - Maximum 1 year
  5. Dual-learning mode from ITIs
          • Duration of basic training - Not required
          • Duration of practical training/on the job training - Minimum 5 months and maximum 9 months
  6. Fresher apprentices
        • Duration of basic training - 3 Months
        • Duration of practical training/on the job training - Minimum 1 year and maximum 2 years
    
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