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Name: Apprentices Act, 1961 (No. 52 of 1961)
Country: India
Subject(s): Education, vocational guidance and training
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1961-12-12
Entry into force:
ISN: IND-1961-L-27794
Bibliography: A Manual of Labour Laws, 1990, Lal J, Law Publishers (India), Allahabad, India, 12th ed., Vol. 1, Part 1, pp. 1-65
Industrial Law, 1997, P.L. Malik, Eastern Book, Lucknow, India, 17th ed.
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Ministry of Labour, India PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 41 of 1986 PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 41 of 1986 (consulted on 2015-07-30)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Ministry of Human Resource Development, India PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 4 of 1997 PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 4 of 1997 (consulted on 2015-07-30)
Abstract/Citation: The Act purports to be comprehensive legislation for the regulation and control of apprentices in all of the trades. It provides for the qualification of apprentices and the contract for apprenticeship. It requires that employers make suitable arrangement for their training; provide for their health, safety and welfare, pay compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act, etc. At the conclusion of the term of apprenticeship, the Act stipulates that the National Council test the apprentice to determine proficiency in the designated trade. The minimum age for an apprentice is fourteen years old. Amended text.
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