Apprenticeship Training Scheme


Industrial development is one of the prime needs for our Country. Great Stress has been laid on this factor in the various development plans of the country. The development and sustenance of industry needs trained personnel to perform the multifarious functions necessary for it. Acute shortage of manpower in the skilled categories is felt in many Industries. It has been realized that Apprenticeship Training Scheme is one of the most important sources of supply of skilled manpower to the industry. With this objective, the Apprentices Act 1961 was enacted in the parliament on 23rd December 1961. The Act came into force from 1st March 1962 and is applicable to the whole of India.

Under the Act, it is a statutory obligation on Employers in the specified industries to engage apprentices as per ratio prescribed in the designated trades.

Apprenticeship Act was implemented in order to improve the level of training in industrial field Apprenticeship Act 1961 & 1986. After preparing rules in 1962, Scheme was implemented from January, 1963. Director, Vocational Education & Training is appointed as State Apprenticeship Advisor to look into the matter of scheme in the State. 6 Regional heads have been declared as Deputy Apprenticeship Advisor (Sr.). They look into the matter of the scheme for Government / Private establishments. Varopis Committees are formed to solve problem as well as to offer guidance on Private & Semi-Government level in order to implement scheme more effectively.

The State Council for Vocational Training is a counterpart of NCVT at State level and it plays the same role, that is played by NCVT at National level. The SCVT is Chaired by the Secretary for Higher and Technical Education.


  • To regulate the programme of training of apprentices in industry so as to conform to the prescribed syllabi, period of training etc. prescribed by the Central Apprenticeship Council.
  • To utilize fully the facilities available in industry for imparting practical training with a view to meeting the requirements of skilled workers.
  • To make it obligatory on the part of employers, both in public-and private-sector industries, to engage apprentices according to the ratio of apprentices to workers ( other than unskilled) in designated trades, Prescribed under the rules.

The training places are located through intensive surveys conducted in establishments. The objective being to locate the maximum facilities for apprenticeship training.

 Apprentices Act & Amendments

Apprentices Act 1961

Amendment to Apprentices Act, 1961- Dt. 30/12/2014

Amendment to Apprenticeship Rules, 1992- Dt. 22/07/2015

Ammended Guideline – Dt. 05/04/2018

Amendment to Apprenticeship Rules(Maharshtra) – Dt. 09/02/2018

Amendment to Apprenticeship Rules(Maharshtra) – Dt. 09/02/2018 (Marathi)


Sr. No. Particulars Details
1 BTRI Center in Mumbai Region 15


Types of Apprentice in Apprenticeship Scheme

S.No Types of Apprenticeship Required Qualification
1 Trade Apprentices Passed out of ITIs
2 Fresher Trade Apprentice Class 8th,10th & 12th pass outs
3 Graduate Apprentice Graduates in Engineering & Non Engineering courses
4 Technician Apprentice Passed out of Polytechnics
5 Technician (Vocational) Apprentice Passed out of 10+2 vocational training course
6 Apprentices who are persuing their graduaion/diploma courses.
7 Apprentices who have passed out of any NSQF aligned Short term training Course including courses under the PMKVY/DDUGKY/MES
8 Fresher Apprentices amongst those who are class V pass & above who are not covered under any of the afore-mentioned categories but meet the Educational/Technical qualifications as specified in the course curriculum

 Rates of Stipend

Apprentices are given stipend which is sanctioned by Central Government.

As per Notification G.S.R. 680(E) Dt. 22nd September 2014,Revised Rates of Stipend are as follows :

S.No Category Prescribed minimum amount of stipend (Rs.)
1 School pass-outs (class 5th – class 9th) 5000 per month
2 School pass-outs (class 10th) 6000 per month
3 School pass-outs (class 12th) 7000 per month
4 National or State Certificate holder 7000 per month
5 Technician (vocational) apprentice or Vocational Certificate holder or Sandwich Course (Students from Diploma Institutions) 7000 per month
6 Technician apprentices or diploma holder in any stream or sandwich course (students from degree institutions) 8000 per month
7 Graduate apprentices or degree apprentices or degree in any stream 9000 per month

During the second year of apprenticeship training, there shall be an increase of 10% in the prescribed minimum stipend amount and further 15% increase in the prescribed minimum stipend amount during the third year of apprenticeship training.

National  Apprenticeship Promotion  Scheme  (NAPS)

  • National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme – (NAPS) has been started Central Government from 19/08/2016 to promote recruitment of Apprentice For this Scheme Central Government has allocated Rs. 19,76,80,350 / – (Nineteen crore seventy lakh eighty thousand three hundred and fifty only).
  • Under National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme for recruitment of Apprentices from 19/08/2016 onwards 25% of the stipend paid per Apprentice or Rs.1500/- which is less will be payable to the establishment.
  • This amount is not payable during the basic training period of fresher Apprentices under this scheme. The amount of basic training for fresher Apprentices (Rs.7500/- maximum) will be payable for 500 hours / 3 months.

 Maharashtra Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (MAPS) 

  • Government Resolution of Skill Development, Employment and Entrepreneurship Department No.ITI-2020 / Pra.No. 127 / Vyashi-3, dt.03.06.2021, it has been approved to implement “Maharashtra Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (MAPS)” in government, semi-government and private establishments to increase and encourage recruitment of apprentices under apprenticeship training scheme.
  • Under Maharashtra Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme 75 per cent of the stipend payable to the apprentices or maximum of Rs.5,000/- per month, which is less will be allowed to the apprentices by Government of Maharashtra.
  • This benefit will not be allowed to the apprentices during the basic training period of the apprentice. However, the Institutes which provides Basic Training will be allowed at the rate of Rs. 20/- per hour (By deducting the reimbursement of Rs.15/- per hour from the Central Government) for a maximum of 500 hours up to Rs.2500/-
  • Institutions providing basic training will not be reimbursed for training expenses by the Central Government Reimbursement of training expenses for a maximum of 500 hours at the rate of Rs.20/- per hour per trainee up to Rs.10,000/- will be allowed to the basic training provider.
  • The Target of Maharashtra Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme is to train 1,00,000 the apprentices every year.