THE APPRENTICES ACT, 1961
ACT NO. 52 OF 1961 1*
[12th December, 1961.]
An Act to provide for regulation and control of training of
Apprentices 2*** and for matters connected therewith.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Twelfth Year of the Republic
of India as follows :--
Short title, extent, commencement and application.
1. Short title, extent, commencement and application.- (1) This
Act may be called the Apprentices Act, 1961.
(2) It extends to the whole of India 3***.
(3) It shall come into force on such date4* as the Central
Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint; and
different dates may be appointed for different States.
(4) The provisions of this Act shall not apply to--
(a) any area or to any industry in any area unless the
Central Government by notification in the Official
Gazette specifies that area or industry as an area or
industry to which the said provisions shall apply with
effect from such date as may be mentioned in the
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6*[(c) any such special apprenticeship scheme for imparting
training to apprentices as may be notified by the
Central Government in the Official Gazette.]
2. Definitions.- In this Act, unless the context otherwise
7*[(a) "All India Council" means the All India Council of
Technical Education established by the resolution of
the Government of India in the former Ministry of
Education No. F. 16-10/44-E.I