8.16 lakh candidates benefit fromNational Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

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    The Government of India launched “National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme” (NAPS) in August,2016 with stipend support and sharing of the cost of basic training  with a cumulative target of training 50 lakh youth during  Financial Year 2016-17 to 2019-20. Following are the details of financial support components under NAPS:

     

    • i. Stipend support : reimbursement of 25% of prescribed stipend subject to a maximum of Rs 1500/- per month per apprentice with employers. The stipend support would not be given during the basic training period for fresher apprentices

     

    1. Sharing of  cost of Basic Training: @ Rs7500/- for a maximum of 3 months or 500 hours in respect of  apprentices who come directly to apprenticeship training without any formal trade training. The government is not providing any supplementary fiscal assistance to the States to make NAPS more fruitful.

     

    State/UT- wise, the total number of beneficiaries under NAPS including the state of Tamil Nadu till 25th February,2020 is given in Annexure-I.

     

    Annexure-I

    S.No. Name of the State/UT Apprentices Count
    1 Andaman And Nicobar Islands 0
    2 Andhra Pradesh 28119
    3 Arunachal Pradesh 0
    4 Assam 5270
    5 Bihar 3628
    6 Chandigarh 1087
    7 Chhattisgarh 10483
    8 Dadra And Nagar Haveli 562
    9 Daman And Diu 164
    10 Delhi 9263
    11 Goa 2212
    12 Gujarat 153246
    13 Haryana 83007
    14 Himachal Pradesh 6233
    15 Jammu and Kashmir 1904
    16 Jharkhand 23059
    17 Karnataka 51641
    18 Kerala 19232
    19 Lakshadweep 0
    20 Madhya Pradesh 25509
    21 Maharashtra 168303
    22 Manipur 21
    23 Meghalaya 44
    24 Mizoram 0
    26 Ladakh 5
    27 Nagaland 6
    28 Odisha 15361
    29 Puducherry 2141
    30 Punjab 10652
    31 Rajasthan 14552
    32 Sikkim 217
    33 Tamil Nadu 45764
    34 Telangana 31005
    35 Tripura 1087
    36 Uttar Pradesh 77030
    37 Uttarakhand 11491
    38 West Bengal 12671
    Grand Total 816715

     

    This information was given by the Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri R.K. Singh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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