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Section 6 Laws – Apprentices Act

Apprentices Act, 1961

 

 

6. PERIOD OF APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING. –

 

The period of apprenticeship training, which shall be specified in the contract of apprenticeship, shall be as follows :-

 

(a) in the case of 1trade apprentices who, having undergone institutional training in a school or other institution recognised by the National Council, have passed the trade tests 2or examinations conducted by that Council or by an institution recognised by that Council, the period of apprenticeship training shall be such as may be determined by that Council or by an institution recognised by that Council;

 

3(aa) in the case of trade apprentices who, having undergone institutional training in a school or other institution affiliated to or recognised by a Board or State Council of Technical Education or any other authority which the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette specify in this behalf, have passed the trade tests or examinations conducted by that Board or State Council or authority, the period of apprenticeship training shall be such as may be prescribed;

 

(b) in the case of other trade apprentices, the period of apprenticeship training shall be such as may be prescribed;

 

(c) in the case of graduate or technician apprentices,4 technician (vocational) apprentices the period of apprenticeship training shall be such as may be prescribed.

 

COMMENTS

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (e) of section 2 of the Apprentices Act, 1961 (52 of 1961) read with clause (aa) of section 6 of the said Act, and after consulting the Central Apprenticeship Council, the Central Government has specified for the purposes of the said Act, the State Councils for Technical Education mentioned in Column 1 of the Table given below in respect of the Trade Test or Examination mentioned in Column 2, with the trades or subjects mentioned in the corresponding entry in Column 3 thereof.

 

Table

 

State Council For Technical Education
(1)
Trade Test /Examination
(2)
Trade / Subject Fields
(3)

State Council For Vocation Training, Haryana, Chandigarh

State Level Trade Examination

Draughtsman (Mechanical)
Draughtsman (Civil)
Dress Making
Embroidery and Needle Work
Electronics Mechanic
Electrician
Fitter
Hair and Skin Care
Machinist
Machinist (Grinder)
Mechanic (Diesel)
Mechanic (Tractor)
Refrigeration and Air-Conditioner Mechanic
Surveyor
Tool and Die Maker (Dies and Moulds)
Welder (Gas and Electric)

 

[Vide G.S.R. 6, dated 22nd December, 2004.]

 

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (e) of section 2 of the Apprentices Act, 1961 (52 of 1961) read with clause (aa) of section 6 of the said Act, and after consulting the Central Apprenticeship Council, the Central Government hereby specifies for the purposes of the said Act, the State Councils for Technical Education mentioned in Column 1 of the Table given below in respect of the Trade Test of (sic or) Examination mentioned in Column 2, with the Trades or Subjects mentioned in the corresponding entry in Column 3 thereof.

 

Table

 

Board/ State Council for Technical Education / Other Authority
(1)
Trade Test / Examination
(2)
Trade/Subject Fields
(3)

State Council for Vocational Training, Uttranchal

State Vocational Examination

Mechanic Electronics

Wireman

Electrician

Carpenter

Welder (Gas & Electric)

State Council for Vocational Training, Assam

State Council for Vocational Training Test of Craftsmen

Air Condition and Refrigerator Instrumental Mechanic

Draughtsman (Civil)

Mechanic Electronics

Hair and Skin Care

Maintenance (Chemical Plant)

Welder

Electrician

Plastic Processing Operator

Fitter

Mechanic Motor Vehicle

Dress Making

Laboratory Assistant (Chemical Plant)

State Council For Vocational Training, Chhattisgarh

State Vocational Examination

Draughtsman (Civil)

Welder

Diesel Mechanic

Electrician

Carpenter

Wireman

Fitter

State Council for Vocational Training, Punjab

State Trade Test for Craftsmen

Machinist Mechanic Tractor Pump Mechanic Electrician Wireman Electronics Draughtsman (Civil) Embroidery and Needle Works Dress Making Refrigerator and Air Conditioning Welder Fitter Mechanic Diesel Motor Mechanic Vehicle Plastic Processing Operator Photography Mechanic Machine (Tool Maintenance) State Council for Vocational Training Uttar Pradesh State Vocational Examination Tool Die Maker (Dies and Moulds) Machine Tool Maintenance Mechanic Mechanic Draughtsman (Civil) Mechanic Draughtsman (Mechanical) Surveyor Fitter Turner Machinist Machinist (Grinder) Mechanic Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Instrument Mechanic Electrician Electroplater

State Council for Vocational Training Uttar Pradesh

State Vocational Examination

Draughtsman (Civil) Welder Diesel Mechanic Electrician Carpenter Wireman FitterElectroplater Wireman Mechanic Motor Vehicle Mechanic Electronics Mechanic Painter General Wleder Carpenter Sheet Metal Worker Diesel Mechanic Upholstery Tractor Mechanic Plastic Processing Operator Dress Making Hair and Skin Care

 

 

Vide G.S.R. 120, dated 4th April, 2005.] In exercise of the powers conferred by Clause (e) of section 2 of the Apprentices Act, 1961 (52 of 1961) read with Clause (aa) of section 6 of the said Act, and after consulting the Central Apprenticeship Council, the Central Government hereby specifies for the purposes of the said Act, the State Councils for Technical Education mentioned in Column 1 of the Table given below in respect of the Trade Test of (sic or) Examination mentioned in Column 2, with the Trades or Subjects mentioned in the corresponding entry in Column 3 thereof.

 

Table

 

State Council For Technical Education
(1)
Trade Test /Examination
(2)
Trade / Subject Fields
(3)

State Council For Vocation Training, Kerala States

State Trade Test

Tool and Die-Making (Dies and Moulds), Mechanic Machine Tool Maintenance Surveyor, Painter
General, Dress Making, Hair and Skin Care, Upholstery, Electronics Mechanic, Fitter, Mechanic (Motor Vehicle), Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Mechanic, Tractor Mechanic, Electrician, Wireman, Desk Top Publishing Operator, Forger and Heat Treater, Mechanic (Diesel), Plumber, Draughtsman (Civil), Instrument Mechanic (Chemical Plant), Mechanic Maintenance (Chemical Plant), Food Production (General), Food Production (Vegetarian), Steward

 

[Vide G.S.R. 120, dated 4th April, 2005.]

 

When there is no formal order of extension of period of apprenticeship and the apprentice has been retained in service after the expiry of the prescribed period of apprenticeship the apprentice has to be treated as workman against a vacant post; Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation v. Jagdish Vyas, (1994) 85 FJR 735 (Raj).

 

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1. Subs. by Act 27 of 1973, sec. 8, for “apprentices” (w.e.f. 1-12-1974).

 

2. Ins. by Act 41 of 1986, sec. 5 (w.e.f. 16-12-1987).

 

3. Ins. by Act 27 of 1973, sec. 8 (w.e.f. 1-12-1974).

 

4. Ins. by Act 41 of 1986, sec. 3 (w.e.f. 16-12-1987).

 

 

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