BANGALORE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented a cheque to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for playing a constructive role under the Government’s National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) at the ‘Kaushal Mahotsava’ programme held in Kanpur on Monday. Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) T. Suvarna Raju received the cheque on behalf of HAL. The NAPS proposes to work pro-actively with the industry to develop skilled manpower for the country. As per the scheme, 25 percent of the prescribed stipend payable to an apprentice is reimbursed to the employers directly by the Government of India. Rs. 1,500 per month per apprentice is given by the government to the employers who engage apprentices.
HAL was appreciated for active participation and engaging maximum numbers of apprentices under NAPS by the organisations. The Prime Minister e-launched various skill development projects during his visit to Kanpur, said a statement issued by HAL. Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy was also present on the occasion.