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Apprentices Act, 1961
Related Legislation: Apprenticeship Rules, 1992
FULL TEXT OF THE ACT
Chapter I: Preliminary1 Short title, extent, commencement and application.
Chapter II: Apprentices and Their Training3 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: Authorities23 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