Statistics • Enacted in the year 1961 • The act came into force on 1st march 1962
Objectives • To provide for the regulation and control of training of apprentices and for matters connected therewith. • To promote a conductive climate for training and imparting skills to youth • To prepare the youth to meet the growing needs of fast expanding industries, trade and commerce to be gainfully employed therein.
Objectives • To create such healthy conditions with the employers wherein apprentice labour may not be exploited and victimised. • Thus, the Act is a security and welfare legislation for apprentice labour in India.
Definitions • Apprentice – Oxford dictionary defines - a person learning a skilled practical trade from an employer. - sec(2(aa)) – ‘Apprentice’ means a person who is undergoing apprenticeship training in pursuance of a contract of apprenticeship.
Applicability • The act extends to the whole of India. • It applies to any industry.
Authorities under the Act • National council for vocational training • The central apprenticeship council • The all India council for technical education (AICTE)
Eligibility • 14 years of age or above • ITI students • Mech.Eng.Student • Vocational Training Students • Physical Fitness
Important Sections in the Act • Sec(2(d)) – Appropriate Govt • Sec.3 – Eligibility • Sec 3(a) – Reservation for SC & ST • Sec 11,13,16,19 – Obligations of Employer • Sec 12,13,17 – Obligations of Employee
Health, Safety and Welfare • For apprenticeship trainer the provision of the factories act 1948 shall apply in relation to - health - safety - welfare
Hours of work - The total no.of hours per week should be 42 to 48. Overtime - The apprentice shall not allowed to work overtime. Leave and Holidays • C.L – 12 days in a year • M.L – 15 days for each year • E.L – 10 days in a year
Obligation of Employer • To provide the apprentice with the training in his trade in accordance with the provisions of the act • Must appoint the right person to supervise the apprentice during inplant training • The employer shall not pay to any apprentice. • The employer shall not pay any bonus to him • The employer shall not pay any incentives to him
Obligations of Apprentices • To obey the rules of the organisation • To attend practical and instructional classes regularly • To carry out all lawful orders of his employer and superiors