8.16 lakh candidates benefit fromNational Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme
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
- 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.
|S.No.||Name of the State/UT||Apprentices Count|
|1||Andaman And Nicobar Islands||0|
|8||Dadra And Nagar Haveli||562|
|9||Daman And Diu||164|
|15||Jammu and Kashmir||1904|
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.