APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING SCHEME
Apprenticeship Training Scheme is a major Scheme being implemented by the Department under the Apprentices Act,
1961 enacted by the Govt. of India, National Council for Apprenticeship Training on all-India basis.
Craftsmen Training Scheme is mainly responsible of training semi-skilled workers for Industry.
Training imparted in institutions alone is not sufficient for acquisition of skills and needs to be supplemented by training in the actual work place.
The Apprentices Act, 1961 was enacted with the prime objective to fully utilize the facilities available in industry for imparting practical
training with a view to fulfill the requirements of skilled manpower for industry.
The Act provides the regulation and control of Training of Apprentices in Industry and have the following objectives.
To regulate the program of training of apprentices in the industry so as to conform to the prescribed syllabi, period of training etc.
- To fully utilize the facilities available in the Industry for imparting practical training with a view to meet with the requirement of skilled manpower for Industry.
State Apprenticeship Advisor delegate the power to 10 Nodal Assistant Apprentice Advisers-cum- Principal Amritsar (RA),
Bathinda, Ferozepur, Moga, Ludhiana, Patiala, Ropar, Hoshiarpur and Gurdaspur to Implement the act.
9 Assistant Apprentice Advisers-cum- Principal also working under Nodal ITI., Batala, Faridkot, Jalandhar (w),
Nawan Shahar, Phagwara (w), Rajpura, Sunam , Patti, Samrala & Malerkotla.The number of trades in
which apprentice can do the apprenticeship are 261 and the duration of apprenticeship training
2 years and the admission of apprentice are going throughout the year.
Revamp of Apprenticeship Training Scheme:
To achieve these objectives the act has been amended to make it more responsive to industry and youth to join apprenticeship training. A few major amendments are:
Establishments having 6 and more workers can engage apprentices.
Engagement of apprentices for the establishments having number of workers exceeding 40 shall be obligatory.
Establishments have been allowed to engage apprentices in a band of 2.5% to 10% of the total strength of the workers. Within this band, apprentices can be engaged in any trade decided by the employer as per requirement.
Establishments can also engage apprentices in optional trades which are not designated.
Scope has also been extended to non-engineering occupations.
Establishments have been permitted to outsource basic training in an institute of their choice.
The Employer may engage apprentices from other State.
Penalties in the form of fine only.
Establishments operating in four or more states would be interfacing with central authorities.
The burden of compliance on industry has been reduced significantly through the Public web portal. MIS application apprenticeship.gov.in has been designed to engage the apprentice to allow timely and transparent flow of information.
Establishments register on the Apprenticeship training portal.
Establishments declare all the information regarding number of seats trade wise, duration of training, stipend rate and completion of training on the portal.
Apprentices after registration on the portal can apply against the seats available with respective establishment.
An agreement in the form of contract available online and supposed to be signed by the establishment & apprentice has to be approved online by Regional Directorates of Apprenticeship Training/State Apprenticeship Advisers at the web portal itself.
Rate of stipend for the Trade Apprentices :
|During the first year of training
||70% of minimum wage of semi skilled worker notified by the respective State or Union Territory
||During the second year of training
||80 % of minimum wage of semi skilled worker notified by the respective State or Union Territory
|During the Third year of training
||90 % of minimum wage of semi skilled worker notified by the respective State or Union Territory
NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP PROMOTION SCHEME
To encourage the establishments for engaging more and more apprentices in the establishments,
a new scheme called National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) has been launched by the central government.
It includes 25 % of the stipend or maximum of Rs 1500/- is to be reimbursed to the establishments and Rs 7500 /-
is to be reimbursed ( basic training cost) to the Basic Training Provider .
In NAPS Rs.1,85,05,500 are allotted for reimbursement to the establishment for Punjab State.
Certification after completion of training
On completion of period of training, the apprentices appear in an All India Trade Test for Apprentices conducted by the National Council for Vocational Training. Successful candidates are awarded National Apprenticeship Certificate