To regulate the programme of training of apprentices in industries so as to conform
to the syllabi, period of training etc.
prescribed by the Central Apprenticeship Council and
To utilise fully the facilities available in industries for imparting practical
training with a view to meet the requirements of skilled workers in the country.
Apprenticeship Training Programme following Categories of Apprentices are coverd:-
Graduate Engineering apprentice including sandwich courses students.
Technician apprentices ( for diploma holders in
engineering discipline) including sandwich courses
Technician ( vocational) Apprentices for 10+2 vocational stream students.
The implementation at the Apprenticeship Training Programme
relating to the training of
The training of Graduate Technician and Technician ( Vocational) apprentices is monitored by Ministry of Human Resource Development , Department of Education through four Regional Training centres located at Calcutta, Chennai, Kanpur & Mumbai. But the overall responsibility for the Apprentices Act rests with the Central Apprenticeship Advisor in the Ministry of Labour.
A group of establishment can join together in establishing basic training Centre where basic training to their apprentices can be imparted. Normally basic training is imparted at the nearest Industrial Training Institute in consultation with the Principal of that Institute, if facilities are available. The recurring costs( including the cost of stipends) incurred by an employer in connection with basic training imparted to trade apprentices is to be shared at the rate of 50:50 by the Establishment and appropriate Governments in case the total strength of the employing in an establishments is less than 250. In case of employers employing more than 250 workers, entire cost of basic training is borne by the employers. They will arrange basic training in a separate place, with class room facilities, but this should be imparted by trained instructors strictly as per the syllabi and operations prescribed.
This part of the training is to be given by the employers in their own workshop. Suitable arrangements, such as appointment of instructors, provision of machinery and equipment are to be made to impart shop floor training. Care must be taken to ensure that all the operations pertaining to a particular trade and as listed in the syllabus are thoroughly learnt by the apprentice so as to make himself independent and competent in performing his job at later stage in his working life.
As apprentices while undergoing shop floor training in an establishment a course of theoretical related instructions is provided. The cost of borne by the appropriate Government at the rate of Rs.30 per trainee per month. All facilities for imparting training such instructions are provided by the employer.
Every employer of the 218 notified industries under Apprenticeship Act is required to engage trade apprentices in accordance with the ratio of trade apprentices to workers other than the unskilled workers prescribed for each designated trade as well as the training facilities available for apprenticeship training in the designated trade. There are 128 designated trades in which apprenticeship training is imparted in industrial establishment of Central and State ( See details at Annexure-I) . The persons who have successfully completed institutional training in the appropriate trades or analogous trade with common course contents tn the institutes affiliated by the National Council of Vocational Training are provided corresponding rebate in the period of Apprenticeship Training in the corresponding trade . The duration of training varies from 6 months to 4years for different designated trades. The minimum age prescribed under the Rules is 14 years and there is no maximum age prescribed 26000 establishments under the public and private sector are now imparting training to apprentice throughout the country.
and Selection of Apprentice
The responsibility for engagement of apprentices solely lies with the establishment and concerned establishment may invite list of candidates from any Channel such as, through advertisement, from ITI, employment exchanges.
Similarly the candidates can also contact the employer, ITI principal, employment exchanges for engagement as apprenticeship . The employers can also take the assistance of nearest Employment Exchange or the Principal of the Industrial Training Institutes for furnishing them the names of suitable candidates for enrollment as apprentices.
The entire training Programme
under the apprentices act is controlled under the provisions of apprenticeship contract
between the employer and the apprentices. The Apprenticeship contract is registered with
concerned Apprenticeship Advisor and is to be referred to the Apprenticeship Adviser whose
decision will be binding on both the
In case an establishment is closed, the apprentices of that establishment can be shifted to another establishment by the Apprenticeship Advisers and renewed contract is signed between new employer and apprenticeship training undergone by the apprentice with previous employer will be included in the period of apprenticeship to be undertaken with the new employer .
During the period of apprenticeship training the Graduate Engineer, Diploma Holders, Trade Apprentices and Technician ( Vocational) apprentices are paid at the minimum prescribed rates. The current rates of stipends payable by the employers to the apprentices are given below:--
During the first year of training Rs. 580 p.m.
During the second year of training Rs. 670 p.m.
During the third year of training Rs. 770 p.m.
During the fourth year of training Rs. 880 p.m.
and Technician Apprentices
(a) Engineering graduate Rs. 1400 p.m.
(for post institutional Training)
(b)Sandwich course students from
© Diploma Holders Rs. 1000 p.m.
(for post institutional Training)
(d) Sandwich course students from
For Technician ( Vocational ) Trade for 10+2
The stipends of the Graduate Engineers and Diploma Holders are shared equally between the Ministry of Education and the concerned employers. The stipend of all categories of apprentices is generally revised after every two years.
At the end of the training period every trade apprentices is required to appear in an All India Trade Test for apprentices conducted by the National Council for Vocational Training in the prescribed subject alongwith practical test. These tests are conducted twice a year. I.e. in April and October. The apprentices who successfully pass this trade test are awarded a certificate by the National Council for Vocational Training which is a recognised certificate for the purpose of employment under the Government:-
In orders to promote a healthy competition among the apprentices as well as establishment an All India Apprentices Skill Competition in 11 trades namely ___ Fitter, Machinist , Turner, Welder, Mechanic ( Motor Vechile), Electronic, Tool & Diameker, Electronics Mech., D/ Man Mech., Mill Wright/ Mech. Maintenance, Instrument Mech. Is held after every All India Trade Test. The apprentices securing the highest qualifying marks at the All India level is awarded a cash prize of Rs. 10000 and a Merit Certificate. The establishment whose apprentices secure the highest marks in all 11 trades put altogether in a particular year is awarded a Running trophy and a certificate of Honorable Mention from the President of India. The All India Skill competition are preceded by Regional Competitions in all the above trades and a Merit Certificate is awarded to the best establishment as well as to the best apprentices in each trade at the Regional level also.
Under the Apprentices Act, 1961 the employers have the following obligations:-
(i) To provide the apprentices with training in their trades in accordance with the provisions of this act and the rules framed there under.
(ii) If any employer is not himself qualified in the trade he should ensure that persons possessing the prescribed qualification is placed incharge of the training of the apprentices.
(iii) An employer is required to carry out all his obligations under the contract of Apprentices training.
(iv) An employer is required to engage certain number of apprentices as fixed by the concerned Apprentices Adviser and he must ensure that the quota expected of him is filled up without any delay.
(v) There is a reservation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and the employer must ensure that the reservations if applicable to his establishment, must be adhered to.
In the case of Graduate and Technician Apprentices,
88 subject fields in Engineering and Technology have specified. The period of training for
Graduate Technician and Technician ( Vocational) Apprentices is one year. 60
fields have been specified for the benefit to pass out students from 10+2 vocational stream for training in Industry as
Technician ( Vocational ) Apprentices. The Training for Graduate, Technician and
Technician ( Vocational ) apprentices is organised in accordance with the training programme approved by the Directorate of Regional
Board of Apprenticeship Training under Ministry of Human Resources Development.
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