National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) is for promoting apprenticeship training and increasing the engagement of apprentices by providing financial support to industrial establishments undertaking apprenticeship programme under the Apprentices Act, 1961. Training consists of basic training and on-the-job training / practical training at the workplace in the industry.
A total of 2,65,231 apprentices were trained under the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) during 2020-21 (as of 28.02.2021). The top 10 states in terms of apprentices trained were Gujarat, Maharashtra, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Jharkhand. The highest 54,846 apprentices were trained in Gujarat during 2020-21 (as of 28.02.2021).
Note – Source: RAJYA SABHA SESSION – 253 UNSTARRED QUESTION No 2080. Data as of 28.02.2021. NAPS – National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme.
Resource Title: State/UT-wise Apprentices Trained under NAPS during 2020-21 (From: Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship)