National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)

National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)


  • Apprentices would be productive and not an add on cost. They would in fact save cost to the company.
  • You will have the opportunity to create a telent pool of industry ready apprentices, thereby minimising the need for new hires.
  • GOI would share 25% of the prescribed stipend with the establishment for all apprentices to a maximum limit of Rs. 1500 per month/apprentice.
  • No ESI/PF to be paid to the apprentices(As per Establishments Desire)
  • Scheme Applicable to all employers - Across Manufacturing, Trade, Services and other sectors who deal in Retails (FMCG, Wholesalers, Dealers, Distributors)
  • You can choose the apprentice you want - fully at liberty to follow the normal selection process.
  • No Physical Visit from any goverment official - all sanctions approvals etc to be online.

Amendments in Apprentices Act

  • 2.5% to 10% of total workforce (including contractual) can be apprentices
  • Introduction of optional trades such as courses under PMKVY / Central / State Government
  • Allowing employers to outsource basic training

NAPS - Financial Support

  • Reimbursement of 25% of prescribed stipend subject to maximun of INR 1500/- per month per apprentice
  • Sharing of cost of basic training upto Rs. 5000 per fresher apprentice for a maximum period of 2 months

Benefits to the Industries

  • Opportunity to use training facilities available with the establishment maximizing impact of learning
  • Provides a platform to gainfully engage manpower at reduced cost
  • Proactively address hiring requirements by training the apprentices as per industry needs
  • Recognize talent based on performance delivered

Benefits to the candidates

  • Candidates get an opportunity to learn while they earn from the age of 14 years
  • They get exposure to real work environment through hands-on training
  • Acquire skills and knowledge from industry experts
  • Better employment opportunity after completion of apprenticeship