11.0 Aptitude and role of brand ambassadors o You have completed an apprenticeship and are succeeding in your field. o Employers who hire or hire interns. o You will be selected/appointed by the respective RDAT. o Brand ambassadors are paid 2500/- per day when invited to workshops/seminars/meetings. They would also be reimbursed for travel expenses at real events if they had to travel. 1.5. The Apprenticeship Act 1961 obliges employers to recruit apprentices in certain occupations and in optional occupations. The Training Branch (TD) of the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship oversees the implementation of the apprenticeship program. For the CPSU and companies operating in 4 or more countries, this is done by six regional directorates of apprenticeship training. State apprenticeship consultants oversee the program in public enterprises and private institutions.
7.0. Communication campaign (i) Workshops/seminars Meetings/workshops are organised with all stakeholders, including ICN, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, industry associations and local chambers/industrial clusters. (ii) Advertising and advertising using print and electronic media. (iii) Appointment of brand ambassadors for states and local clusters to serve as facilitators and promoters to promote learning. Brand ambassadors can come from large, medium and small industries. These will be real practitioners and will include employers who have or employ interns. Brand ambassadors are officially recognized by receiving certificates/badges. 4.2 There are approximately 50 Lakh employees in the central public sector enterprise, the central administration and the banking sector. If these establishments even hire apprentices up to the mandatory minimum limit of 2.5% of the total number of employees, this number could reach 1,25,000. According to the fifth census, there are 20,62,124 MSMEs with 6 or more employees.
If each establishment hires even one apprentice, the number could be 20 lakhs. Therefore, there is huge potential in apprenticeship training that remains untapped. 2.1 Only 2.30 Lakh apprentices complete apprenticeships in 30,165 establishments across the country under the Apprentices Act 1961, which is minuscule compared to the total number of establishments in the country. Of these, 36,000 are apprentices in central public sector/central government enterprises and 1.94 lakh interns in state public sector enterprises/state government departments and private sector 3.0. Amendments to the Apprenticeship Act 1961 6.3 Scope of the Programme This system covers all categories of apprentices not covered by the National Apprenticeship Training Programme (NATS) administered by the Ministry of Human Resources Development. 8.2 Apprentice Eligibility o An apprentice is a person who has entered into an apprenticeship contract with the employer for apprenticeship training in accordance with the law. o Interns may be recruited in the following categories: (i) interns who have taken ITI courses, (ii) apprentices in ITI dual learning mode (iii) interns who have taken PMKVY/MES-SDI courses or courses approved by state/central governments. (iv) graduates/holders of a diploma or pursuing a degree/diploma in any branch, or holders of 10+2 professional qualifications (apprentices not covered by the NATS managed by MHRD) (v) Candidates who have a minimum qualification required for a profession and have not completed formal industrial training (fresher apprentices) o The apprentice must meet: Ø He has reached the age of 14 and meets other requirements of the Apprenticeship Act 1961. Ø All apprentices must register on the portal. Ø Each apprentice must have an Aadhaar number. Ø Must have the minimum age, educational and physical qualifications required for the profession o The number of apprentices mentioned in point 8.2(v) may reach 20 % of the target in one year. 6.2.1 Sharing of 25% of the prescribed scholarship, subject to a maximum amount of Rs.
1500/ – per month and per apprentice with employers. Scholarship support would not be granted during basic training for fresher trainees. 6.1 Program Objective The main objective of the program is to promote apprenticeship training and cumulatively increase apprentice engagement from the current 2.3 lakh to 50 lakh by 2020. 9.1 Payment of Scholarship Claims to Employers (i) Payment of the full rate of the prescribed scholarship, including the Indian Government`s share, will be paid to interns by the institution through the interns` bank accounts associated with Aadhaar. To this end, employers are required to obtain banking data from trainees. ii) Companies are required to provide the trainee with proof of payment of the total amount of the scholarship as well as attendance information. The Government of India`s share is reimbursed quarterly by the RDAT or SAA concerned. (iii) The RDAT/States concerned verify the information uploaded by the institution and, after confirmation of the training provided and the total amount of the scholarship paid, reimburse the payment to the banks` bank accounts within 10 days of receipt of the employers` requests. 1.2 The National Skills and Entrepreneurship Development Policy 2015, launched by the Honourable Prime Minister on 15 July 2015, focuses on apprenticeship as one of the key programmes for creating a skilled workforce in India.This policy proposes to work proactively with industry, including the MSME sector, to increase training opportunities in the country tenfold by 2020. 1.6 There are five categories of trainees, namely; Apprentices in the skilled trades, apprentices with a university degree, trainee technicians, apprentice technicians (professionals) and optional apprentices in the skilled trades. 8.1 The eligibility of the employer or employer is any natural/legal person active in a trade or profession.
o Employers interested in taking advantage of the system must comply with the following conditions: Ø The employer provides trainees in a range of 2.5% to 10% of the total workforce of the establishment Page 8 of 13 Ø Employers must have an EPFO / ESIC / Factory / Cooperative / MSMS registration number Ø Employers must have the TIN / TAN number Ø Employers must register on the apprenticeship portal. Ø Employers must have a bank account linked to Aadhaar 8.5 Duration of apprenticeship Apprenticeship training includes basic training and on-the-job training/on-the-job internship in industry. The duration of the apprenticeship for different ways of obtaining the financial benefits of the programme will be as follows: Learning pathway Duration of basic training Duration of practical training/on-the-job training Maximum Minimum Maximum ITI flows Not required 1 year 2 years Trainees who have taken PMKVY/MES-SDI courses or courses approved by state/central governments, 1 year 2 years Page 11 of 13 graduates/holders of diplomas or persons pursuing a degree/diploma in an engineering degree or in a medical or paramedical field (trainees not covered by the NATS managed by MHRD), 1 year 2 years graduates/graduates/holders of 10+2 professional certificates or persons seeking a degree/diploma in arts or commerce or natural sciences such as BA, B.Sc., B.Com., L.L.B etc.