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Apprenticeship Rules and procedures - What's New in 2022?

  • The provision for withholding the stipend payment to the industry in the last quarter until a candidate presents for evaluation has also been abolished, allowing for a continuous flow of cash to the industry for apprenticeship training.
  • Establishments with operations in four or more states would no longer be required to register in numerous places, and the industry will also get stipend support throughout the basic training period.
  • The government presently reimburses up to INR 7,500 for each apprentice and a 25% or a maximum of INR 1,500 as a stipend per month under the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS).
  • Apprentices can make up 2.5% to 15% of a company's total employment under the present plan, and companies with 30 or more workers must hire apprentices.

The increasing emphasis on apprenticeship follows the government's failure to meet its aim of teaching five million apprentices across the country through NAPS. Even at 0.5 million, India's apprentice population pales in comparison to 3 million in Germany, 10 million in Japan, and 20 million in China.

Apprentices will directly receive government benefits in their bank account

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has incorporated NAPS in the direct beneficiary transfer (DBT) scheme, which provides all apprentices with direct government benefits.

This would eliminate payment delays while also dramatically reducing system leakages. Previously, employers would pay apprentices the whole sum and then request reimbursement from the government.

The government believes that making apprenticeship a participatory movement is critical for skilling, reskilling, and upskilling young India, increasing per capita economic productivity and supporting national missions.

It not only exposes candidates to real time industrial environments but also allows them to contribute to the economy even while in training. It aids Skill India Mission by developing long-term skill enhancement strategies aligned with government projects, enterprises, and educational systems.

Why is NAPS relevant to Indian job market?

NAPS aims to promote apprenticeship training and render timely financial support to establishments for initiating smart apprenticeship programs for their domains. The program aims to support establishments to engage a wide number of apprentices in different disciplines under the aegis of the Apprentices Act.

The program also aims to reimburse maximum of 500 hours per apprentice at the rate of Rs. 15/hour to the Basic Training Provider for the program. The salient features include:

Both Government and Private organizations have locked in spare seats for BTP aspirants

The establishment will feature important in-house facilities that are crucial for training purposes

These BTP centres will be organized and hosted by industry clusters

Physical verification is a must along with Aadhar linked bank account

Since the program is mandatory for every organization with a headcount of more than 40 employees to hire apprentices, it makes sense for new job seekers to gain the real-world knowledge about their disciplines without breaking the bank. Their experience will be instrumental in landing a good job based on their efforts and performance as an apprentice.

Why Choose 2COMS to implement NAPS for your organisation?

As the finest in class, we have helped over 150 recruiters and organisations find the greatest apprentices across all industries. For professionals looking to acquire apprentices for specialised sectors or cross-industry needs, 2COMS offers the best HR penetration across all industries.

The company helps several companies to achieve their employment objectives, with apprenticeship training being a fresh avenue to judge candidates and incorporate into the workforce. 2COMS has engaged 80,000 apprentices till now across 30+ industries.

Check out to know more about the NAPS program and how 2COMS can fulfil the needs of hiring apprentices in any organization.

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