The Apprentices Act, 1961 

Contents

1.        Short title, extent, commencement
2.        Definitions
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
23.     Authorities
24.     Constitution of Councils
25.     Vacancies not to invalidate acts and proceedings
26.     Apprenticeship Advisers
27.     Deputy and Assistant Apprenticeship
28.     Apprenticeship Advisers to be public servants
29.     Powers of entry, inspection, etc.
30.     Offences and penalties
31.     Penalty where not 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 rule

 

Amendments 

  •   Act No.  52 of 1961

(The Act came into force on March 1, 1962 vide GSR 246, dated Feb. 12,1962)  

  •   Acts 52 of 1964

(   Published in Gazette of India, Pt. II, S.1, dated December 30,1964).  

  •  Act 25 of 1968 

(  Published in Gazette of India, Pt.II, S.1, dated  May 24, 1968 and came into force on August 15,1968).  

  • Act 27 of 1973 

(Published in Gazette of India Pt.II  December 1, 1974 vide GSR 1293, dated November 1974)  

  • Act 41 of 1986 

(Published in Gazette of India  Pt. II vide GSR 974(E),    dated  December 10, 1987  

  • Act 4 of 1997 

(Published in Gazette of India Pt.II on. January 8, 1997).