NAPS (National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme)

Empowering Youth Empowering Industries


  • Apprentices and Apprenticeship programs are governed by the Apprentice Act 1961.
  • NAPS is launched by the Government of India in 2016 to promote apprenticeship training in organizations.
  • Combines On-the-Job training with academic instruction.
  • Skill-based training courses in any industry or sector.

What We Offer

Corporate NAPS Registration

Apprentice Sourcing

End to End Compliance

Timely Claim Settlement

Retention Tools

HRMS Intervention for Real Time Monitoring

Employers’ Eligibility Criteria

  • Business in any Trade or Occupation
  • Registered with Constitution Document (Business registration document/Udyog AADHAAR)
  • Valid GST and PAN No.
  • Must be registered with EPFO/ESIC/ LIN etc.
  • Register on the apprenticeship portal
  • Aadhar linked Bank Account
  • Organization  should have minimum 30 employees
  • Organization can intake 2.5% to 15% of total employee as an Apprentice

Benefits for Employers


Less than the minimum wage

Reimbursement to Employers

Reimbursement of 25% of prescribed stipend. Subject to a maximum of Rs. 1500/- per month per apprentice.

No Obligation

No obligation to hire. Apprentices are not Employees

Exemption from Labor Union

NAPS Trainees are exempted from Labor Unions.

No Retention

Eliminates Long Term Retention

Exemption from EPF & ESI

Exempted from contribution towards EPF & ESI for apprentices engaged by them.

Talent Sourcing

Talent based on performance delivered.

Apprenticeship Portal Facility

Facility of Apprenticeship Portal is automated processes, ease in hiring & reporting requirements, Submission of returns, contract of apprenticeship.

Responsibility OF TPA

Third Party Aggregator

  • Mobilize and counsel candidates
  • Assist establishment in designing courses and getting them NSQF aligned Upload contracts of apprenticeship on the portal on behalf of the establishment
  • Upload the syllabus with duration of the courses on behalf of the establishment
  • Furnish all the returns on the portal-site on behalf of the establishment
  • Submit reimbursement claims on behalf of establishment towards stipend paid to apprentice.