National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

  • Outlay: Rs. 10,000 crore
  • Target: 50 lakh apprentices to be trained by 2019-20
  • Implementing Agency: Director General of Training (DGT) under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)

Incentivising employers:

  • It incentivises employers to engage apprentices
  • 25% of the total stipend payable to an apprentice would be shared with employers directly by Government of India
  • It is for the first time a scheme has been designed to offer financial incentives to employers to engage apprentices

Basic training:

  • It also supports basic training which is an essential component of apprenticeship training
  • 50% of the total expenditure incurred on providing basic training would be supported by Government of India


  • Will catalyze the entire apprenticeship ecosystem in the country and will offer a win-win situation for all stakeholders
  • It is expected to become one of the most powerful skill-delivery vehicle in the country

Why Apprentices Training?

  • Apprenticeship Training is considered to be one of the most efficient ways to develop skilled manpower for the country
  • It provides for an industry led, practice oriented, effective and efficient mode of formal training
  • The National Policy of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015 launched by the Prime Minister focuses on apprenticeship as one of the key components for creating skilled manpower in India.
  • The present scheme also aims to achieve the objective as stated in the National Policy, 2015
  • The policy proposes to work pro-actively with the industry including MSME to facilitate tenfold increase opportunities in the country by 2020-20
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