The Apprentices Act, 1961
Acknowledging that training imparted in institutions are not sufficient for acquisition of employable skills and needs to be supplemented by training at the workplace, the Apprentices Act, 1961 and Apprenticeship Rules,1962 was enacted with the prime objective to utilize fully the facilities available in industries for imparting practical training and thus developing skilled manpower for industries. Initially, the Act covered the apprenticeship training for the trade Apprentices. Subsequently, the Act was amended in 1973, 1986 and 2014 to bring the Graduates, Technician, Technician (Vocational) and Optional Trade Apprentices respectively under its purview and Apprenticeship Rules, 1992 were revised in year 2015.
The Apprentices Act, 1961 was enacted with the following objectives:-
- To regulate and promote the programme of training of apprentices in the industry; and
- To utilize the facilities available in industry for imparting practical training with a view to meeting the requirements of skilled manpower for industry.
No. of Rules notified
|1||The Apprentices Act, 1961||Download (573.21 KB)|
|2||Apprenticeship Rules, 1992||Download (715.1 KB)|
|3||Central Apprenticeship Council Rules, 1962||Download (341.28 KB)|
|4||Amendment to Central Apprenticeship Rules 2015||Download (6.72 MB)|
|5||Apprenticeship (Amendment) Rules 2019||Download (353.99 KB)|
|6||Central Apprenticeship Council Rules 1962||Download (58.88 KB)|