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Section 3 Laws – Apprentices Act

Apprentices Act, 1961



3. Qualification for being engaged as an apprentice. —-


A person shall not be qualified for being engaged as an apprentice to undergo apprenticeship training in any designated trade, unless he—


(a) is not less than fourteen years of age; and


(b) satisfies such standards or education and physical fitness as may be prescribed:


Provided that different standards may be prescribed in relation to apprenticeship training in different designated trades 1[and for different categories of apprentices].




It is necessary that the person must have been sent for training in a designated trade; J.K. Synthetics Ltd. v. State of Rajasthan , 1994 (I) LLJ 835 (Raj).



1. Added by Act 27 of 1973, sec. 5 (w.e.f. 1-12-1974).


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