Amendment to Apprentice Act, 1961
The following amendments are under consideration of the Government.
(i) Implementation of apprenticeship training scheme in those organisations which are operating business/trade in more than four States, will rest with Central Government.
(ii) Employers who are ‘proven’ willful defaulters of serious violations be subject to imprisonment. Penalty should be provided for in cases of minor violations.
(iii) Change in the definition of ‘worker’.
(iv) Preference would be given in the employment to those apprentices who have been trained by a particular industry when job opportunities open up in that particular industry or firm.
Inter ministerial consultation has been completed and proposal is being sent to cabinet secretariat for consideration.
This information was given by Minister of Labour and Employment Shri Mallikarjun Kharge in reply in reply to a written question whether the Government proposes to amend the Apprentices Act, 1961 and if so, the time by which the said act is likely to be amended?
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