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).