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8.16 lakh candidates benefit from National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

IBEF:  March 03, 2020

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:

  1. Stipend support:  reimbursement of 25 per cent of prescribed stipend subject to a maximum of Rs 1500 (US$ 21.46)/- per month per apprentice with employers. The stipend support would not be given during the basic training period for fresher apprentices
  2. Sharing of cost of Basic Training: @ Rs 7500 (US$ 107.31)/- 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

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.