National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) is implemented by Director General of Training (DGT) under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) with the aim to train 50 lakh youth as Apprentices by 2020, including the Services Sector in which job roles under Logistics & Supply Chain industry categorized as ‘Optional Trade’ can be considered. Under this scheme, the central government directly share 25% of the total stipend (maximum of 1,500 rupees per month per apprentice) payable to an apprentice with employers. In addition, it will support basic training which is considered an essential component of apprenticeship training, not exceeding Rs. 7,500/- for 500 hours training course.
Apprenticeship Training is considered to be one of the most efficient ways to develop skilled manpower. It provides for an industry led practice oriented, effective and efficient mode of formal training. Employer gets benefited by getting trained manpower through basic training and apprenticeship period where the apprentice will be thoroughly trained as per the company’s requirement at a lesser cost when compared to the contract or permanent roll employees. As per NAPS, any establishment having more than 6 and above workers can get registered as ‘Principal Employer’ and engage apprentice within a band of 2.5% to 10% of the total number of employees. For registration, the employer has to access the following link http://www.apprenticeship.gov.in/. For any queries on the NAPS for logistics related job roles, please write to us in the following mail ids’ – DHANAB@LSC-INDIA.COM or RAMANUJAM@LSC-INDIA.COM