Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Stipend to Apprenticeship

Posted On: 14 SEP 2020 2:29PM by PIB Delhi

The minimum rate of stipend payable to all categories of apprentices including trade apprentices have been revised and notified in Extra Ordinary Gazette of India dated 25th September, 2019. The minimum stipend is based on educational and technical qualification requirement, prescribed in curricula of respective trades. The Apprenticeship Rule, 1992 as amended upto September 2019 prescribes that during the 2nd year of apprenticeship training, there shall be an increase of 10 per cent in the prescribed minimum stipend amount and further 15 per cent increase in the prescribed minimum stipend amount during 3rd year of apprenticeship training. Presently, Government is not considering to increase the stipend payable to apprentices. The minimum stipend paid per month to all categories of apprentices is as under :

Serial number


Prescribed minimum base stipend amount for 1st year of training





School pass-outs  ( class  5th - class 9th )

₹ 5000 per month


School pass-outs ( class 10th)

₹ 6000 per month


School pass-outs ( class 12th)

₹ 7000 per month


National or State Certificate holder

₹ 7000 per month


Technician (vocational) apprentice  or Vocational Certificate holder or Sandwich Course (Students from Diploma Institutions)

₹ 7000 per month


Technician apprentices or diploma holder in any stream or sandwich course (students from degree institutions)

₹ 8000 per month


Graduate apprentices  or Degree apprenticeship or degree in any stream

₹ 8000 per month




Skill certificate holder 



  1. stipend as per his/her educational qualifications as mentioned in the table above
  2. In case, he does not fall in any of the above categories, he/she will get a minimum stipend of INR 5000/-per month.



This information was given by the Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri R.K. Singh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.




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