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Training Assessment :
Selection of Apprentices :
As per provision of the Act, it is the responsibility of the Employers to make the selection of apprentices as per notification from the candidates who fulfill the minimum standard of educational qualification and medical fitness for undergoing the apprenticeship training under the Act. However , if desired by the employers, the Regional ; Boards of Apprenticeship / Practical Training may assist them regarding selection of apprentices.
A person shall not be qualified for being engaged as an apprentice to undergo apprenticeship training in any designated trade, unless he….
Enrolment Form (For Diploma) (PDF - 1 Page)
Enrolment Form (For Graduate) (PDF - 1 Page)
Apprenticeship Card Registration :
The contract registration cards duly filled in and signed by the employer (with office seal), apprentice (or his guardian in case of minor) and surety, should be submitted by the employer to the concerned regional Central Apprenticeship Adviser of BOAT/BOPT for registration within three months from the date on which it was signed.
However, for the best interest of the employer it is desirable that the employer should submit the contract immediately after the date of commencement of training (say within 10 days) so that registration of contract of apprenticeship may be made at an early date.
Before registration of contracts, the Regional Central Apprenticeship Adviser of BOAT/BOPT shall verify the particulars given by the apprentice and employer. After registration, a registration number is allotted against each apprentice and two copies of contracts bearing the registration number and date of registration will be sent back to the employer. The registration number will be quoted by the employer in all future correspondence in respect of the particular apprentice and positively need to be mentioned on the claim for reimbursement of Govt. share of stipend. However, the Regional Central Apprenticeship Adviser shall not register a contract of apprenticeship unless he is satisfied that the persons described as an apprentice in the contract is qualified under this Act for being engaged as an apprentice to undergo apprenticeship training in the designated trade specified in the contract.
Amendment of Contract / Novation of Contract :
Engagement of Apprentices :
As per provisions of Apprentices (Amendment) Act, 1973, and 1986, it is a statutory obligation on the part of every employer (State and Central Govt. Departments/undertakings/Autonomous Organisations and Private organisations) by the Act to engage a specified number of Degree/Diploma holders in Engineering/Technology and Vocational Certificate holders in designated trades as Graduate/Technician and Technician (Vocational) apprentices under the Act. The number of such apprentices to be engaged by an employer is determined by the respective Regional Boards of Apprenticeship/ Practical Training.
Hours of work :
Graduate, Technician, Technician (Vocational) apprentice shall work according to the normal hours of work of the department in the establishment to which they are attached for training. No apprentice shall be required or allowed to work overtime except with the approval of the Apprenticeship Advise who shall not grant such approval unless he is satisfied that such overtime is in the interest of the training of the apprentice or in the public interest. An apprentice shall be entitled to such leave as may be prescribed and to such holidays as are observed in the establishment in which he is undergoing training.
Grant of Leave :
In establishment where proper leave rules do not exist, the total leave of different types admissible to their workers is less than thirty Seven days in a year, the apprentice shall be entitled to the following kind of leave and subject to the conditions specified under each kind of leave.
Training Programme :
Offer of Appointment :
It shall not be obligatory on the part of the employer to offer any employment to the apprentice on completion of period of apprenticeship training in his establishment not shall it be obligatory on the part of the apprentice to accept an employment under the employer.
Note: If, however, there is a condition in the contract of apprenticeship that the apprentices shall, after the successful completion of training serve the employer shall, on such completion be bound to offer suitable employment to the apprentice and the apprentice shall be bound to serve the employer in that capacity for such period and for such remuneration as may be specified in the contract, subject to the approval of the Regional Central Apprenticeship Adviser.
Employer's liability for compensation of injuries :
If personal injury is caused to an apprentice by accident arising out of an in the course of his training as an apprentice his employer shall be liable to pay compensation which shall be determined and paid, so far as may be, in accordance with the provisions of the workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 subject to the modifications specified in the schedule.
Reimbursement of Stipend :
The Claims for reimbursement of Govt. share of stipend at 50% on minimum prescribed rate should be preferred on quarterly basis in arrears i.e., the apprentices engaged under the Act are to be paid full amount of stipends at the prescribed rates by the employer in the first instance, and a claim raised later on quarterly basis. The quarters should be as follows:
April to June
: 1st Quarter
The claims should be preferred in prescribed form. No claim which is 3 years old is payable.
Termination of Contract :
Where the contract of apprenticeship is terminated through failure on the part of any employer in carrying out the terms and conditions there of, such employer shall be liable to pay the apprentice the compensation of an amount equivalent to his three months last drawn stipend and when the said termination is due to failure on the part of an apprentice in the above manner then, a training cost of an amount to be determined by the App. Adviser concerned shall be made recoverable from such apprentice or from his guardian in case he is minor. However, the contract of Apprenticeship can be terminated without payment of compensation payable by the apprentice :
Where the contract of apprenticeship is terminated for failure on the part of the apprentice to carry out terms of contract in such event, the apprentice shall not be entitled to enter into another contract of apprenticeship under the Act with any other employer.
Training Completion Report :
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Issue of Training Certificates :
Every graduate or technician apprentice or technician (Vocational) apprentice, who completes his apprenticeship training to the satisfaction of the concerned regional Board, shall be granted a certificate of proficiency by that Board.
Requisition Letter Format for Certificate Of Proficiency (PDF - 1 Page)