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About NAPS and NATS

National Apprentice Promotional Scheme (NAPS) and National Apprentice Training Scheme (NATS) are apprenticeship promotional schemes to promote and increase total number of apprentices engages in a company.

Apprentices are the trainees who work with any company to learn and earn and they falls under trainee and not workers. Hence, Laws related to labour are not applicable and they are exempted from PF and ESIC. Though it is mandatory to engage apprentices in any organisation having a work force of more than 30 including all Directors, staff, workers, etc. both contractual and permanent, Government is providing cash incentives alongwith to promote the act through NAPS and NATS.

Under NAPS, the company will get a direct benifit of 25% of the total stipend paid to the apprentices subject to a maximum of Rs.1,500/month/apprentice. The candidate shall work normally during their on job training (OJT) in the company and shall be paid for that alongwith all general benifits offered by the company. An establishment can engage a maximumof 15% apprentices of their total workforce. Other NAPs benifits includes:

NO PF/ESIC payments

Low attrition

Apprentice Certificate issued by GOI on completion

Cash benifit of Rs.1500/month

Statuary compliances

Diploma and Graduate candidates can be engaged both under NAPS and NATS. NATS is a similar scheme but the cash reimbursement is upto Rs.4,500/month under NATS.


Cash Incentives