Apprenticeship Training in Specified Industries:
Trainees from Industrial Training Institutes on completion of their trade courses under NCVT are eligible to be engaged as Apprentices in various establishments covered under the Apprentices Act, 1961. Such trainees are given full rebate for the period spent in Industrial Training Institutes and are required to undergo training in specified establishments only for the remaining period of apprenticeship in the corresponding trade. Trainees so engaged in the establishments will get a minimum stipend per month payable to trade apprenticeship shall be as follows:
(a) During the first year of training: Seventy percent of minimum wage of a semi skilled worker notified by the respective State or union territory.
(b) During the second year of training eighty percent of minimum wage of a semi skilled
worker notified by the respective State or union territory.
(c) During the third and fourth year of training: Ninety percent of minimum wage of a
semi skilled worker notified by the respective State or union territory.
The State Government, under Apprenticeship Protsahan Yojana, proposes to reimburse the remaining part component of the daily wages i.e. 30%, 20% and 10% of the stipend respectively to make it at par with full wage.
As an added incentive, to attract more number of potential apprentices to take up industrial shop floor training on a large scale, the Department has also devised a draft “SEATS” scheme, under which, the remaining component of the above cited stipend, ie: 30%, 20% and 10% of the minimum wages payable for a semi-skilled worker of that designated trade, in the first, second and third/fourth years of apprenticeship training respectively, would be reimbursed by the State Government. This proposal is now before the State Government/Finance Department for due approval.
Some Private sector establishments have also increased the rate of stipend being paid to the Apprentices from the existing Rs. 4,500/- to Rs. 6,500/- now.