Changes in Apprenticeship Rules 2019 – what you should know

In India, less than 0.1% of the employed workforce or just 0.3 million people are apprentices. In comparison, the UK has 1.5% or 0.5 million, China has 2.5% or 20 million, and Germany has 5% or 2.5 million apprentices.

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Taking the Government’s flagship project Make in India one step ahead the Apprenticeship Rules 2019 has been modified by the Government of India. The new rule is focused to increase the skilled manpower in the country and increase the remuneration for the apprentices. The newly amended rule has now raised the hiring limit to 15 percent of the total employee strength in an organisation with a revised stipend that can go up to INR 9000. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has said the number of apprenticeships is expected to rise to 2.6 lakh as compared to 60,000 this year till September 2019…Read more

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