In an endeavor to promote apprenticeship in India, National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) has been launched by the Government inAugust 2016. The scheme entails financial support to establishments undertaking apprenticeship programs.

Benefits to the Organization

  • Address skill gap for the industry
  • Industry designed customized courses to run apprenticeship
  • Increases availability of industry-ready skilled manpower
  • Reduces attrition and expenditure on the recruitment process
  • Relatively higher loyalty factor of apprentices
  • Financial support from the Government through NAPS
  • Customized training, tailored to the specific needs of the business

Financial benefits under NAPS

  • Sharing of cost of basic training with Basic Training Providers (BTP)
  • Sharing of 25% of the prescribed stipend, subject to a maximum of INR 1,500 per month per apprentice

Establishments under the purview of apprenticeship mandate

Employee Strength0-34-29>30
Eligibility of ApprenticeshipNot EligibleOptionalMandatory
Apprentice BandNot Eligible2.5% – 15% of Employee Strength2.5% – 15% of Employee Strength
Apprenticeship DurationNot Eligible6-36 months6-36 months

For queries related to NAPS, please connect with Mr. Santosh Saha (

NAPS Portal Link: