National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) is a scheme launched by the Government of India on 19th August 2016 to provide financial support to establishments undertaking the Apprenticeship training.
About the Scheme:
Apprenticeship training is a course of training in an industry or establishment, under a contract of Apprenticeship which consists of:
- Basic training component and
- On-the-Job-Training (OJT) / practical training at workplace.
All establishments having work force (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.
a) What is Basic Training?
Basic training consists of theoretical and practical / lab instruction segment of every Apprenticeship Program related to a particular trade post for which on-the-Job-Training is imparted to the Apprentice. Basic training is an essential component of Apprenticeship training for those who have not undergone any institutional training / skill training before taking up On-the-Job-Training / practical training. Basic Training is imparted to fresher apprentices for acquiring a reasonable ability to handle Instruments / Machineries / Equipment independently prior to being moved to Shop Floor / Work Area for practical / On-Job training.
b) What is On-the-Job-Training (OJT)?
OJT is practical training imparted at the workplace premises of an establishment.
What are the kinds of Trades / Courses establishments can take up under the Apprenticeship act?
There are two categories of Trades defined under the Apprenticeship act 1961
- Designated Trades: Those notified by the Government are referred to as “Designated Trades”
- Optional Trades: The other trades which are not included in the notified list of the Designated Trades but opted as a Trade / Course to be run under the Apprentices Act by an establishment are referred to as “Optional Trades”.
Categories covered under the program:
- ITI Pass Outs
- Graduates / Diploma Holders
- All Pass Outs from the NSQF aligned courses including PMKVY / DDUGKY etc.
- Dual-Learning Mode from it is
- Perusing Graduation / Diplomas.
- Fresh apprentices
Minimum Stipend to be paid to an apprentice: –
|1||School pass 5th to 9th||INR 5000 per month|
|2||School pass 10th||INR 6000 per month|
|3||School pass – 12th||INR 7000 per month|
|4||National or State certificate holder||INR 7000 per month|
|5||Technician (Vocational)||INR 7000 per month|
|6||Technician apprentices or diploma holder||INR 8000 per month|
|7||Graduate apprentices or degree||INR 9000 per month|