2. THE APPRENTICES ACT, 1961
The apprentice means a person who is under going a course of training in any industry or establishment. The apprentices Act provides provisions for gRegulations and Conditionsh of training of Apprentices.

It provides provisions for Apprenticeship Council and Apprenticeship Advisor to administer this Act.

As per this Act and Apprentices should enter into written contract for apprenticeship. Every contract of apprenticeship is to be registered with Apprenticeship Advisor who will register the contract after satisfying that the person described as an apprentice in the contract is qualified for such. Provisions are also made to terminate this contract within its operating period.

The act made responsible to employer to made suitable arrangements for imparting a course of practical training to every apprentice. The employer has to pay stipend to the apprentices. He is also liable for compensation to apprentice in case of any injury arising in the course of his training. He has also to maintain certain records and file certain returns to Apprenticeship Advisor

It also contains provision about the obligations of Apprentice to learn his trade ? to attend practical and instructions classes regularly and to carryout all lawful orders of his employer and superiors. He is also bound to carryout the obligations under contract of apprenticeship.

Provisions regarding hours of work, over time, leave, holidays and health safety and welfare of apprentice is also made in this act.

Any dispute under apprenticeship contract can be referred to Apprenticeship Advisor.

Non-implement of many provisions of this act are made offence and punishable by Court of Law. The Apprenticeship Advisor is an authority to make complaint to the Court within six months of the committing of alleged offence.

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