National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)

About NAPS

  • Harness the power of the Government of India Backed Apprenticeship Program. 
  • Create a workforce which is tailor-made for your company. 
  • Develop skills that are unique to your business model. 

CLR Skills Training Foundation Private Limited is a Third Party Agency for NAPS.

On a mission to create a better-skilled industrial workforce, CLR Skills is already a name to reckon with in the industrial skills development arena of the country.

We have deep experience in deploying apprenticeship based skills development programs for Industries in India. Till date, we have served 100’s of Industrial units in India under the aegis of NEEM Scheme. Now CLR Skills is all set to further enhance the skills of Industrial entities by deploying  NAPS based skills development programs for SME & MSME.

Why NAPS For Skills Development?

  • Sharing of 25% of prescribed stipend subject to a maximum of INR 1500 per month/per apprentice to all apprentices with the employer.
  • Target of 20 lakh apprentice in 2019-20
  • The Scheme will cover all apprentices except which are covered by MHRD
  • Wider option for integration with other schemes.
  • Heavy use of technology: Online portal “”

Eligibility for Employers

  • The employer must have 6 or more employees on his regular payroll.
  • The employer shall engage apprentices in the band of 2.5% to 10% of the total strength of the company.
  • The employer must have EPFO/ESIC/Factory/Cooperative /MSME registration number.
  • The employer must have TIN/TAN/GST/SGST number.
  • Employers must register on the apprenticeship portal.
  • The employer must have his bank account linked with Aadhar/ PAN No.

Eligibility of Apprentice

  • Trainees passed out from ITI courses.
  • Trainees under dual learning mode from ITI.
  • Trainees who have completed any NSQF aligned short term course including PMKVY/DDUGKY/MES.
  • Graduates/Candidates, pursuing graduation courses, Diploma courses in any stream or 10+2 vocational certificate holders.
  • Candidates who have the minimum educational qualification required for trade but have not undergone any trade-related training are also eligible for NAPS.
  • Every apprentice has to register on the portal. They also must have a minimum age of 14 years.
  • Every candidate must have aadhar number or relevant identity document.

Benefits of NAPS

  • Corporate Governance
    Flawless and complete corporate governance as everything is monitored by the government itself, that too directly and digitally.
  • Social Impact
    NAPS helps in giving youth the direction they need. By training them in the skills that would make them employable NAPS is helping a lot in curbing unemployment.
  • Industrial Productivity
    NAPS implementation helps the industries by providing them with a steady flow of trainable manpower. Thus ensuring that Indian industries become globally competitive.
  • Compliance
    Since its an apprenticeship program, there is no boundation of hiring the apprentices. All compliance duties are also managed by your third-party aggregator.
  • Ease Of Doing Business
    Everything with NAPS is managed through an online portal. Every party involved gets to save lots of time thereby boosting productivity at every step.

Partner with CLR & Create A Better Skilled & More Productive Work Force.

CLR is committed to providing high-quality training, using NSFQ tools and techniques to people from various cross-sections of society.

CLR’s mission is to:

  • Empower women to become a major contributor to the skilled workforce
  • Equip the youth with vocational skills, which will help them to earn their livelihood
  • Enable semi-skilled/unskilled workforce from unorganized sectors for upward mobility.
  • Enable and mobilize a large number of youth to take up industry designed quality skill training, become employable and earn their livelihood.
  • Increase productivity and align skill training with actual needs.
  • Provide learn and earn opportunity to all the skilled/semi-skilled/ dropout youth.
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