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National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme(NAPS)
Industries worldwide need a work ready talent pool to meet their manpower requirements and
meet productivity targets. Most often manpower that is available does not meet the basic skill
requirement of industries that want to hire them, leaving millions of jobs unfilled.
Apprenticeships bridge the skills gap by training youth in the Skills required by the industries thus
creating a productive workforce and addresses the need of making youth employable. To increase
greater participation by the industries in the apprenticeship program, the government has made
amendments to the old apprenticeship act and launched the National Apprenticeship Program
The Leather industry comprises mostly of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and is
extensively skill based. Hence, there is a huge demand for Skilled resources, implementation of
apprenticeships by adopting the NAPS scheme will address this talent shortage.
It is mandated under the law for all establishments having more than 40 employees to engage
Financial Benefits under NAPS
Basic training cost of up to INR 7500 is shared with Basic Training Providers (BTPs). The industries
can become the BTP. The industry also gets 25% of the prescribed stipend amount, subject to a
maximum of INR 1500 per month per apprentice as incentive for implementing NAPS in their
In the past 1 year, Leather SSC has signed 2500+ contracts for apprenticeships, added 3 new Basic
Training Partners (BTPs), and started middle management apprenticeship training based on the
curriculum of Line Supervisors – Footwear in Alphine Apparels, New Delhi.
Government Launches PMKVY 3.0 to boost employability of youth through skilling in Futuristic New-Age Skills
The Government launched the third phase of its flagship skilling program Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 3.0) envisaging to skill 8 Lakh candidates during the scheme period of 2020-2021 in futuristic new-age skills making 300 skill courses available for the candidates to choose from.
PMKVY 3.0 is designed towards making Skill Development more demand driven and decentralized with active participation of the District Skill Committees (DSCs). The DSCs under the guidance of the State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs) will play a key role in addressing the skill gap and assessing demand at the district level. with a special focus on Digital Skills, Multi-Skilling environment and Industry 4.0 job roles.
Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mahendra Nath Pandey said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘vocal for local’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ can only be achieved by furthering the skilling ecosystem to the district level.
“As a young nation, we’re poised to seize the opportunities that will make India the skill capital of the World. By taking the bottom-up approach to training, PMKVY 3.0 will identify job roles that have demand at the local level and skill the youth, linking them to these opportunities,” the minister said.
Leather SSC is connecting with the DSCs to get empaneled on the committees and play an active role in implementing the PMKVY 3.0 program as per the new guidelines.