national apprenticeship promotional scheme

Creating a job-ready workforce

What is NAPS?

What is NAPS?

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

What is Apprenticeship?

What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is a Skill Training program wherein in a person is engaged by a company as an Apprentice and gains classroom(theory) learning followed by on-the-job Training at actual workplace.

Why Apprenticeship?

Why Apprenticeship?

Mandated under law for all establishments having more than 4 employees (including contractual employees) to engage apprentices.

A proven solution for training and retaining world-class talent which is industry ready.

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CSR Benefits

CSR Benefits

Minimum Wage Exemptions

Minimum Wage Exemptions

Naps Incentive

Naps Incentive

Statutory exemptions

Statutory exemptions

What is NAPS?

Benefits from Apprenticeship

  • No liability of ESI and PF (Saving of approx. 30% HR Cost)
  • MSDE gives an incentive of a 25% stipend, up to INR 1500 pm for each apprentice.
  • CSR liabilities/funds can be used to cover the cost of hiring apprentices
  • Establishments can engage apprentices in a bandwidth of 2.5% to 15% of its total manpower.
  • Apprentices can be from various qualifications, from 10th/12th Pass, Graduates, B.Tech, Diploma or ITI pass.
  • All industries can induct Apprentices whether in Manufacturing, Production, Office work or Service
  • Government Certification to Apprentices
What We Serve

Ascent Academy is an authorized TPA engaged by MSDE.

Recommended 3rd Highest Performing TPA in CFY with 10000+ Contract Generated till Date and 4000+ Contracts Generated in CFY

ADHOC ENGAGEMENT

ADHOC ENGAGEMENT

In Ad-hoc engagement, the establishment can use TPA Services on a need basis and pay for situation-based advice/work depending on the duration and complexity of the task

MONTHLY RETAINERSHIP

MONTHLY RETAINERSHIP

TPA shall be monitoring & liaising to ensure no delays or rework; portal & documentation shall be handled by the establishment team
A monthly fixed billing irrespective of the number of candidates hired under NAPS

OUTSOURCE TO TPA

OUTSOURCE TO TPA

TPA shall be responsible for end-to-end NAPS implementation including the hiring of apprentices.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Apprenticeship training is a course of training in industry or establishment under an apprenticeship contract that includes basic training and on-the-job training (OJT)/practical training at the workplace.

All establishments with 30 or more employees (regular and contract) are required to implement Apprenticeship Programs ranging from 2.5%-15% of their workforce (including direct contractual employees)
• This is optional for establishments with a workforce of 4 to 29 people.
• Establishments with a workforce of three or fewer are not permitted to hire apprentices.

The National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) is a government of India initiative that provides financial assistance to establishments that offer apprenticeship training. On August 19, 2016, NAPS was launched.

To promote apprenticeship training in the country and to provide financial support to establishments to undertake apprenticeship programs

To engage apprentices under the NAPS, the government reimburses 25% of the paid stipend, up to a maximum of Rs. 1500/- per apprentice each month.
The basic training cost per trainee for a maximum of 500 hours is repaid to the Basic Training Provider contracted by Establishments (to be computed at Rs. 15/hour).
Establishments are exempt from EPF and ESI contributions for apprentices employed.
Companies that hire apprentices can also use their CSR contributions to pay “skill training.

Anyone who has completed 18 years, is a minimum of 10th class pass (for Optional Trade), meets the standard of physical fitness for the course, has the minimum educational qualification prescribed for a trade and have an Aadhaar number can pursue apprenticeship training.

According to the Apprenticeship Rules (as amended in 2019), an apprentice’s stipend shall be determined by his qualifications.
School pass-outs (class 10th) – 6000 per month
School pass-outs (class 12th) /National or State Certificate holder-7000 per month
8000 per month for technician apprentices/diploma holders
9000 per month for graduate/degree apprentices

The establishment and the relevant Sector Skill Council will conduct the assessment. The theoretical element of this assessment would be administered online by the relevant SSC and the practical portion would be administered on the shop floor by the employer and would be evidence-based. In such cases, apprentices who pass the evaluation conducted jointly by the establishment and the appropriate Sector Skill Council will be granted certificates.

CLIENT STORIES

We have found the support and guidance from Ascent Academy to be invaluable when it comes to selecting and placing candidates for apprenticeships in the right roles

    HRBP

    Amazon

    We have a great relationship with Ascent Academy and we’re always very impressed with the service they provide for both us. They have helped us hugely in formalising National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme. Currently, we have 2000+ apprentices doing their On-the-Job Training with us

      Dhiresh

      HR - HDB FINANCIAL SERVICES

      Ascent Academy's service has consistently impressed us. Their team has been extremely helpful and disciplined, we were able to receive the government reimbursement on time

        Anita

        HR - Aerial Telecom Solutions Private Limited