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National Apprenticeship Mela

The Government has decided to organize Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela (PMNAM) in various locations across the country on monthly basis. States/ UTs have been asked to organize PMNAM every 2nd Monday in 257 districts (1/3 of total districts) with the flexibility for choosing the district/ location and the day of mela based on local conditions/ festivals, etc.   So far two melas have been organized in the month of June and July, 2022.  The State-wise number of districts, including State of Andhra Pradesh, in which PMNAM is being conducted is enclosed at Annexure-1. The criteria for selection as an apprentice by the companies as per the Apprentices Act 1961 is minimum 14 years of age(18 years of age for hazardous industries) and physical, educational / technical qualification as per the trade.

Wide publicity to conduct the apprenticeship mela is given through Government Media Channels like Press Information Bureau (PIB), Doordarshan, Community Radios, All India Radio, social media platforms like MyGov, print media, digital media (SMS), active State/ district participation through ITIs at the local level, through leaflets, mobilizing schools and colleges, publicity drive by Sector Skill Councils (SSCs), Third Party Aggregators (TPAs) and Regional Directorates of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (RDSDEs) and Local Industry Associations.

The government is striving to train 1 million youth per annum through apprenticeship training. For this PMNAM is being used as a platform where there is active participation of establishments and candidates and it also provides awareness to the youth on various opportunities existing across the participating companies. The details of establishments, candidates participated and contract generated in the last two melas is as below:

Mela DateNo of districts/ locationNo. of Establishment RegisteredNo. of Candidates RegisteredNo of contracts generated
13-June-2022195148581,99224,875 
11-July-2022212146684,23223,199 

Annexure-1

(For UN-STARRED QUESTION NO: 1217TO BE ANSWERED ON 25-07-2022)

Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela (PMNAM)

S#State / UTNumber of Districts/ location
1Andhra Pradesh9
2Arunachal Pradesh8
3Assam11
4Bihar13
5Chhattisgarh11
6Goa1
7Gujarat11
8Haryana7
9Himachal Pradesh4
10Jharkhand8
11Karnataka10
12Kerala5
13Madhya Pradesh18
14Maharashtra12
15Manipur5
16Meghalaya4
17Mizoram4
18Nagaland5
19Odisha10
20Punjab8
21Rajasthan11
22Sikkim2
23Tamil Nadu13
24Telangana11
25Tripura3
26Uttar Pradesh25
27Uttarakhand4
28West Bengal8
29Andaman and Nicobar1
30Chandigarh1
31Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu1
32Delhi4
33Jammu and Kashmir6
34Lakshadweep1
35Ladakh1
36Puducherry1
 Total257

This information was given by the Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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