National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

This topic of “National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme” is important from the perspective of the UPSC IAS Examination, which falls under General Studies Portion.


National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme is a Government of India initiative launched in 2016 to promote apprenticeship in the country.


Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

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  • To promote apprenticeship in India by providing financial incentives, technology, and advocacy support.
  • To link courses approved by the State and Central Government with apprenticeship training.
  • To involve States/UTs in the implementation of the programme.
  • To engage Promoters, Facilitators/Third Party Aggregators (TPA) for mobilizing the apprentices.


  • Sharing of 25% of prescribed stipend subject to a maximum of Rs. 1500/- per month per apprentice with the employers.
  • Sharing of basic training costs up to a maximum of Rs. 7,500 per apprentice.
  • Promotion of apprenticeship training by sharing the cost of training with the employers.
  • Coverage of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, modular employable skill under skill development initiative, and other courses approved by State governments and Central governments.
  • Availability of online portal for administering the entire implementation of the Apprenticeship Training online.
  • Applicants can get the details of Apprenticeship seats and vacancies through the official portal.


  • An apprentice is a person who has made a contract of apprenticeship with the employer for apprenticeship training under the Act.
  • Apprentices can be engaged from various categories like ITI pass outs, graduates/diploma holders, trainees who have completed PMKVY/MES-SDI courses or courses approved by State Governments/Central Government, and fresher apprentices.
  • The apprentice must have completed 14 years of age and must possess minimum age, educational and physical qualifications prescribed for the trade.

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