National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)

National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) is a scheme launched by the Government of India on 19th August 2016 to provide financial support to establishments undertaking the Apprenticeship training.


Apprenticeship training is a course of training in an industry or establishment, under a contract of Apprenticeship which consists of:
1. Basic training component and
2.On-the-Job-Training (OJT) / practical training at workplace.
All establishments having work force (regular and contract employees) of 30 or more are mandated to undertake Apprenticeship Programs in a range from 2.5% -15% of its workforce (including direct contractual employees) every year.                                                                                                                                                               3. For karnataka and maharashtra state this NAPS trainees can be increased by industry up to 25% 

 What are the kinds of Trades / Courses   establishments can take up under the Apprenticeship act?

There are two categories of Trades defined under the Apprenticeship act 1961


  • Designated Trades: Those notified by the Government are referred to as “Designated Trades”
  • Optional Trades: The other trades which are not included in the notified list of the Designated Trades but opted as a Trade / Course to be run under the Apprentices Act by an establishment are referred to as “Optional Trades”

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