About NAPS

This is a new scheme of Government of India to promote apprenticeship in the country by providing financial incentives, technology and advocacy support. It was launched on 19th August 2016. Apprentice training consists of Basic Training and On Job Training at workplace in the industry. The main objective of the scheme is to promote apprenticeship training and to increase the engagement of apprentices. Previously, the scope of apprentice engagement was restricted only to the manufacturing sector of the industry. But now it is open for other sector like service industry, BFSI, Retail, Media and Entertainment, Healthcare, Beauty and Wellness, IT-ITeS, and the like.

Key Features

  1. Wider options for the apprentices: integration with other schemes like PMKVY etc.
  2. Ease of Administering through technology: Online portal would be used for administering the implementation of the Apprenticeship Training. It will address the requirements of all key stakeholders. Portal will facilitate:
    • For Industry
      1. On-line registration
      2. Declare apprenticeship seats/vacancies
      3. Search & shortlist candidates specific to sector, trades, region etc.
      4. Issue offer letters to candidates for engaging as apprentices
      5. Submit contract of apprenticeship on-line for approval by respective RDAT/State Apprenticeship Advisor
      6. Monitoring of apprenticeship training.
      7. On-line submission of returns and records
      8. On-line submission of claims.
      9. Online payment of Government share
    • For Candidates
      1. On-line registration indicating their sector/trades of choice
      2. Sending application to potential employers for apprenticeship training,
      3. Online receipt and acceptance of offer letters from establishments
      4. Process all necessary contractual obligations online.
      5. Search and select Basic Training Provider (BTP) specific to sector, trades and region
    • For Regional Directorates of Apprenticeship Training/State Apprenticeship Advisers (SAA)
      1. Review & approve contracts of apprenticeship
      2. Monitor the implementation of apprenticeship training
      3. Receipt and review of claims from employers
      4. Online payment of 25% of prescribed stipend subject to a maximum of Rs. 1500/- per month per apprentice to the employers o Receipt and review of applications from BTP by RDATs
      5. Receipt of Inspection report and approval of BTP by RDATs
      6. Receipt and review of claims from BTP on-line.
      7. Payment of cost of basic training to BTPs
    • For Basic Training Provider (BTP)
      1. On-line registration
      2. Declare basic training seats/vacancies
      3. Search & shortlist candidates specific to sector, trades, region etc.
      4. Provide basic training to apprentices who have been sponsored by an employer after execution of contract with apprentice
      5. Placement of apprentices for on-the-job training with employer after basic training.
      6. On-line submission of claims.
  3. Portal will also facilitate for time bound approval of contract of apprenticeship, centralized database for compliance and monitoring, online verification of candidates profile, management of on-line examination for generation and issue of hall tickets

How will Industry get benefit through implementing NAPS Scheme?

Establishments which belong to the public sector or the private sector and are equipped with the necessary infrastructure are required to implement NAPS through the successful integration of Third Party Aggregators and Basic Training Providers into their environment

  • Being an apprentice statuary compliance are not applicable
  • Apprentice can be engaged from 6 month to 36 Month.
  • Maximum 15% of total manpower can be engaged and additional 10% in Maharashtra
  • The Central Government has pledged to provide reimbursement in case of the expenses that would be incurred while imparting the Basic Training to candidates by any kind of service provider.
  • Less attrition
  • Compliance of Apprentice act 1961 is automatically followed.
  • The NAPS scheme arrives with the promise of an end to end service to the employers through TPAs or Third Party Administrators who would process claims
  • Employers are allowed to create their own courses/trades for providing apprenticeship training under the Apprentices Act, 1961.
  • The NAPS program is a comprehensive scheme of absorbing eligible youths and providing necessary skills in order to improve their employability.

Advantages to integrate with Third Party Aggregators (TPA)

Since this scheme involves multiple stakeholders, the role of facilitators or Third Party Aggregators (TPAs) becomes important for mobilizing the apprentices, mapping their preferences with the demand from the establishments for apprenticeship opportunities posted on the portal, and helping the establishment in identifying Basic Training Providers. TPAs are engaged as per the guidelines issued by MSDE for their selection.

  • Registration of the company on the NAPS Portal
  • Mobilize candidates as per the need of Company.
  • Facilitate basic training to the candidates who are undergoing Apprenticeship training as per the guidelines.
  • Assist the candidates in end to end process of registering themselves on NAPS portal apprenticeshipindia.gov.in
  • Generate contract letter through apprentice portal.
  • Attendance monitoring and stipend sheet preparation
  • Assist establishment to open VAN account through NSDC for stipend transfer.
  • Reimbursement claim submission quarterly.
  • Assist candidate to open bank account.
  • Course selection as per the JOB ROLE
  • Provide a monthly report to the Company about status of registration of the Apprenticeship Trainee on the NAPS online portal.
  • Uploading all required data on portal daily, monthly & quarterly.
  • The candidate so provided by TPA shall have completed the basic training as required for the position.
  • TPA shall share with Company all the reports generated from time to time on the NAPS portal.
  • Assist the Company to complete the formalities required for assessment and certification of Apprentice as and when required.

Eligibility of the Candidate for NAPS

  • Age : 18 year above
  • Qualification : Pursuing or completed any Technical or non-technical Post graduate, graduate, diploma, ITI, Fresh apprentice (10th and 12th)
  • Vocational course completed candidate like PMKVY, DDUGKY etc.
  • Physically and mentally fit

Advantages to Apprentices

  • Gets hands on training on modern manufacturing technology
  • Get certificate after completion of tenure
  • Theory Training is provided by TPA - CADMAXX
  • Better employment opportunities
  • Apprenticeship Training opens an array of opportunities and it is deemed as a win-win situation for all.
  • The Government will also reimburse a portion of the stipend payable to the apprentices.

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