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Apprentices Act, 1961


Related Legislation: Apprenticeship Rules, 1992   


FULL TEXT OF THE ACT

Chapter I: Preliminary

 1    Short title, extent, commencement and application.
 2    Definitions

Chapter II: Apprentices and Their Training

 3    Qualifications for being engaged as an apprentice
 3-A    Reservation of training places for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in designated trades.
 3-B    Reservation of training places for Other Backward Classes in designated trades
 4    Contract of Apprenticeship
 5    Novation of contract of apprenticeship.
 6    Period of apprenticeship training.
 7    Termination of apprenticeship contract.
 8    Number of apprentices for a designated trade.
 9    Practical and basic training of apprentices.
 10    Related instruction of apprentices.
 11    Obligations of employers
 12    Obligations of apprentices
 13    Payment to apprentices
 14    Health, safety and welfare of apprentices.
 15    Hours of work, overtime, leave and holidays.
 16    Employer's liability for compensation for injury.
 17    Conduct and discipline.
 18    Apprentices are trainees and not workers.
 19    Records and returns
 20    Settlement of disputes
 21    Holding of test and grant of certificate and conclusion of training.
 22    Offer and acceptance of employment.

Chapter III: Authorities

 23    Authorities
 24    Constitution of Councils.
 25    Vacancies not to invalidate acts and proceedings
 26    Apprenticeship Advisers
 27    Deputy and Assistant Apprenticeship Advisers
 28    Apprenticeship Advisers to be public servants
 29    Powers of entry, inspection, etc
 30    Offences and penalties
 31    Penalty where no specific penalty is provided
 32    Offences by companies
 33    Cognizance of offences
 34    Delegation of powers
 35    Construction of references
 36    Protection of action taken in good faith
 37    Power to make rules
 38    Repealed
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