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Apprenticeship Training Scheme

Apprenticeship Training Scheme

Millions and Millions of Indian youth should go for acquisition of skills and there should be a network across the country for this and not the archaic systems. They should acquire the skills which could contribute towards making India a modern country. Whenever they go to any country in the world, their skills must be appreciated.


The Apprentices Act, 1961 was enacted with the objective of regulating the program of training of apprentices in the industry by utilizing the facilities available therein for imparting on-the-job training. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is the administrative ministry responsible for implementation of the Act


Apprenticeship training is one of the most efficient ways to develop skilled manpower for industry by using training facilities available in the establishments without putting any extra burden on exchequer to set up training infrastructure. Persons after undergoing apprenticeship training can easily adapt to industrial environment at the time of regular employment


Apprenticeship Training Scheme (ATS)
  • The Apprentices Act, 1961 (Central Act) was enacted with the objective of regulating the program of training of apprentices in the industry by utilizing the facilities available therein for imparting on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices Act was implemented in the State of Goa from the year 1963.
  • The National Policy of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 15th July, 2015, focuses on apprenticeship as one of the key program for creating skilled manpower in India.
  • The policy proposes to pro-actively work with industry including MSME sector to facilitate a tenfold increase in apprenticeship opportunities in the country by 2020.
  • Apprenticeship training is one of the most efficient ways to develop skilled manpower for industry by using training facilities available in the establishments without putting any extra burden on exchequer to set up training infrastructure.
  • Candidates after undergoing apprenticeship training can easily adapt to industrial environment at the time of regular employment. The other advantages of apprenticeship training.
  • Apprenticeship Training consists of Basic Training and On-the-Job Training/Practical Training at workplace in the industry.
  • Basic training is an essential component of apprenticeship training for those who have not undergone apprenticeship training.
Apprenticeship Act 1961

The government has brought comprehensive amendments in the Act in December 2014 to make it more attractive for both industry and youth. Major changes introduced in the amendment are: replacing the outdated system of trade wise and unit wise regulation of apprentices with aband of 2.5% to 10% of the total workforce (including contractual workers), introduction of optional trades, removing stringent clauses like imprisonment & allowing industries to out-source basic training.


Model Contract Form (manual mode)
Form

Downloadable documents/formats
Apprenticeship act 1961
Apprenticeship rules 1992
Ammendment to apprenticeship rules 1992
Ammendment to apprenticeship act.
Stipend notification (Vocational)
Stipend notification (Trade Apprentice)

National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

The scheme is for

  1. Sharing of 25% of prescribed stipend subject to a maximum of Rs. 1500/-per month per apprentice withthe employers.The stipend support would not be given during the basic training period for fresher apprentices.
  2. Sharing of basic training cost in respect of apprentices who come directly to apprenticeship training without any formal trade training. Basic training cost will be limited to Rs. 7500/-for a maximum of 500 hours/3 months.

Implementing Agencies

  1. Regional Directoratesof Apprenticeship Training (RDATs) under the control of Directorate General of Training will act as implementing agenciesin their regions for Central Public Sector Undertaking and establishments operating their business in 4 or more States.
  2. State Apprenticeship Advisers(SAA)will act asimplementing agenciesfor state public sector and privateestablishmentsunder their jurisdiction

Categories of Apprentice engagement
The trainees from Industrial Training Institutes after completion of their trade courses under National Council of Vocational Training NCVT/SCVT may be engaged by employers for apprenticeship training in the trades designated under the Apprentices Act, 1961. Such trainees are given full credit of the period spent in Industrial Training Institutes and they are required to undergo apprenticeship training in specified industries only, for the remaining period of apprenticeship in the corresponding trades, provided they possess basic qualification, prescribed under the Apprenticeship Act, 1961 for the designated trade. The trainees enrolled for the trade courses, covered under State Council of Vocational Training (SCVT) can also be engaged for apprenticeship training, subject to their fulfilling the conditions stipulated under the Apprentices Act, 1961 and Rules made there-under.

At the end of the prescribed course of apprenticeship training, the eligible apprentices have to appear for the All India Trade Test of Apprentices, conducted by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India, New Delhi, under the aegis of NCVT, and those candidates passing this examination would be awarded National Apprenticeship Certificates, which are considered to be higher than the National Trade Certificates, that are awarded after any trainee successfully completes and passes out of respective training course in the ITIs.

Details of stipend paid to Apprenticeship:

  • 1st year Stipend – 70% of daily wages of semiskilled worker
  • 2nd year stipend – 80% of daily wages of semiskilled worker
  • 3rd Year stipend – 90% of daily wages of semiskilled worker (eg. Boiler Attendant)
NAPS guidelines  click here
NAPS Benefits  click here

National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) vis-a-vis National Trade Certificate (NTC)

For more information may Visit http://www.apprenticeship.gov.in