National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) is a new scheme of Government of India to promote apprenticeship. It was launched on 19th August 2016. Apprenticeship Training consists of Basic Training and On-the-Job Training/Practical Training at workplace in the industry. The main objective of the scheme is to promote apprenticeship training and to increase the engagement of apprentices.

Major Components of NAPS

  • Sharing of 25% of the prescribed stipend, subject to a maximum of INR 1,500 per month per apprentice per month to the employer

  • Sharing of cost of basic training with Basic Training Providers (BTP); up to INR 7,500 for 3 months/ 500 hours

Why NAPS is required

  • To promote apprenticeship training

  • To incentive employers who wish to engage apprentices

  • To increase the engagements of apprentices from present 2.3 lakh to 50 lakh cumulatively by 2020

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