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Apprentices Act, 1961





Without prejudice to the other provisions of this Act every employer shall have the following obligations in relation to an apprentice, namely:—


(a) to provide the apprentice with the training in his trade in accordance with the provisions of this Act, and the rules made thereunder;


(b) if the employer is not himself qualified in the trade, to ensure that a person 1[who possesses the prescribed qualifications] is placed in charge of the training of the apprentice; 2[***]


3[(bb) to provide adequate instructional staff, possessing such qualifications as may be prescribed for imparting practical and theoretical training and facilities for trade test of apprentices; and]


(c) to carry out his obligations under the contract of apprenticeship.



1. Subs. by Act 27 of 1973, sec. 12, for “duly qualified” (w.e.f. 1-12-1979).


2. The word “and” omitted by Act 4 of 1997, sec. 6 (w.e.f. 8-1-1997).


3. Ins. by Act 4 of 1997, sec. 6 (w.e.f. 8-1-1997).



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