National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

About NAPS

In an endeavor to promote apprenticeship in India, a new scheme, National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) has been launched by the Government in August 2016. The scheme entails financial support to establishments undertaking apprenticeship programs.

Benefits to the organisation

Addresses skill gap for the industry

Industry can design and run apprenticeships in customized courses

Increases availability of industry ready skilled manpower well versed with culture of the company

Reduces attrition

Reduces expenditure on recruitment process

Loyalty factor in apprentices is relatively higher

Financial support from the Government through NAPS

Customised training tailored to specific needs of business

No Labour Contract

Skill-full Manpower

No Legal Obligation

Benefits of NAPS

  • Corporate Governance
    Flawless and complete corporate governance as everything is monitored by the government itself, that too directly and digitally.
  • Social Impact
    NAPS helps in giving youth the direction they need. By training them in the skills that would make them employable NAPS is helping a lot in curbing unemployment.
  • Industrial Productivity
    NAPS implementation helps the industries by providing them with a steady flow of trainable manpower. Thus ensuring that Indian industries become globally competitive.
  • Compliance
    Since its an apprenticeship program, there is no boundation of hiring the apprentices. All compliance duties are also managed by your third-party aggregator.
  • Ease Of Doing Business
    Everything with NAPS is managed through an online portal. Every party involved gets to save lots of time thereby boosting productivity at every step.

Why NAPS For Skills Development?

  • Sharing of 25% of prescribed stipend subject to a maximum of INR 1500 per month/per apprentice to all apprentices with the employer.
  • Target of 20 lakh apprentice in 2019-20
  • The Scheme will cover all apprentices except which are covered by MHRD
  • Wider option for integration with other schemes.
  • Heavy use of technology: Online portal “”

Eligibility for Employers

  • The employer must have 6 or more employees on his regular payroll.
  • The employer shall engage apprentices in the band of 2.5% to 10% of the total strength of the company.
  • The employer must have EPFO/ESIC/Factory/Cooperative /MSME registration number.
  • The employer must have TIN/TAN/GST/SGST number.
  • Employers must register on the apprenticeship portal.
  • The employer must have his bank account linked with Aadhar/ PAN No.

Eligibility of Apprentice

  • Trainees passed out from ITI courses.
  • Trainees under dual learning mode from ITI.
  • Trainees who have completed any NSQF aligned short term course including PMKVY/DDUGKY/MES.
  • Graduates/Candidates, pursuing graduation courses, Diploma courses in any stream or 10+2 vocational certificate holders.
  • Candidates who have the minimum educational qualification required for trade but have not undergone any trade-related training are also eligible for NAPS.
  • Every apprentice has to register on the portal. They also must have a minimum age of 14 years.
  • Every candidate must have aadhar number or relevant identity document.

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