National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS): MSDE launches DBT scheme to extend direct monetary support to apprentices

What is the News?

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship(MSDE) has announced that the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) will be a part of Direct Beneficiary Transfer(DBT) Scheme providing direct government benefits to all apprentices.

What is the significance of this decision?

Earlier companies used to pay apprentices the entire amount and then seek reimbursement from the government. 

Now with NAPS becoming part of the DBT scheme, the government will directly transfer its contribution to the bank accounts of apprentices through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

What is the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)?

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Note: Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) implements “National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)” and the Department of Higher Education (DHE), Ministry of Education (MoE) implements “National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS)”. 

However, both schemes are not overlapping as there is a clear demarcation in the target group of beneficiaries. 

The Ministry of Education(MoE) administers the apprenticeship scheme for freshly passed-out engineering graduates, diploma holders, those students who are studying degree and diploma level courses in a sandwich program of engineering and general stream graduates. 

On the other hand, MSDE administers apprenticeship programs for the rest of the categories of apprentices.

Source: The post is based on the articleMSDE launches DBT scheme to extend direct monetary support to apprenticespublished in PIB on 3rd July 2022.

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