Apprenticeship Training Scheme


Industrial development is one of the prime needs for our Country. Great Stress has been laid on this factor in the various development plans of the country. The development and sustenance of industry needs trained personnel to perform the multifarious functions necessary for it. Acute shortage of manpower in the skilled categories is felt in many Industries. It has been realized that Apprenticeship Training Scheme is one of the most important sources of supply of skilled manpower to the industry. With this objective, the Apprentices Act 1961 was enacted in the parliament on 23rd December 1961. The Act came into force from 1st March 1962 and is applicable to the whole of India.

Under the Act, it is a statutory obligation on Employers in the specified industries to engage apprentices as per ratio prescribed in the designated trades.

Apprenticeship Act was implemented in order to improve the level of training in industrial field Apprenticeship Act 1961 & 1986. After preparing rules in 1962, Scheme was implemented from January, 1963. Director, Vocational Education & Training is appointed as State Apprenticeship Advisor to look into the matter of scheme in the State. 6 Regional heads have been declared as Deputy Apprenticeship Advisor (Sr.). They look into the matter of the scheme for Government / Private establishments. Varopis Committees are formed to solve problem as well as to offer guidance on Private & Semi-Government level in order to implement scheme more effectively.

The State Council for Vocational Training is a counterpart of NCVT at State level and it plays the same role, that is played by NCVT at National level. The SCVT is Chaired by the Secretary for Higher and Technical Education.


  • To regulate the programme of training of apprentices in industry so as to conform to the prescribed syllabi, period of training etc. prescribed by the Central Apprenticeship Council.
  • To utilize fully the facilities available in industry for imparting practical training with a view to meeting the requirements of skilled workers.
  • To make it obligatory on the part of employers, both in public-and private-sector industries, to engage apprentices according to the ratio of apprentices to workers ( other than unskilled) in designated trades, Prescribed under the rules.

The training places are located through intensive surveys conducted in establishments. The objective being to locate the maximum facilities for apprenticeship training.

 Apprentices Act & Amendments

Apprentices Act 1961

Amendment to Apprentices Act, 1961- Dt. 30/12/2014

Amendment to Apprenticeship Rules, 1992- Dt. 22/07/2015

Ammended Guideline – Dt. 05/04/2018

Amendment to Apprenticeship Rules(Maharshtra) – Dt. 09/02/2018

Amendment to Apprenticeship Rules(Maharshtra) – Dt. 09/02/2018 (Marathi)


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