What is National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme?

National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) is a new scheme of Government of India to provide financial support to establishments undertaking the apprenticeship training. It was launched on19th August 2016.

What are the components of NAPS?
The scheme has the following two components:

  • 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/3 months = 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.

What are the objectives of NAPS?
  • To promote apprenticeship training in the country
  • To provide financial support to establishments to undertake apprenticeship programmes in the following way
  • To support establishments, (specially the MSMEs), to engage apprentices under the Apprentice Act and pay stipend to them as per prescribed rates-under NAPS 25% of prescribed stipend subject to a maximum of Rs. 1500/- per month per apprentice is reimbursed to such establishments by the Government of India to engage apprentices
  • To support the establishments ,(specially the MSMEs), who do not have in house Basic Training Facilities to set up such facilities in house or at a center outside its premises or to engage Training Partners to undertake the Basic Training activity on their behalf for fresher apprentices who need to undergo such Basic Training before joining the shop floor(on the job) Training under the Apprenticeship programme- Basic training cost upto a limit of Rs. 7500/- per apprentice for a maximum of 500 hours/3 months) is reimbursed to them/or to the Basic Training Provider engaged by them under NAPS by the Government of India

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