Apprentices Act of 1961
Under the Apprentices Act of 1961, the employers covered under the Act are obliged to take a certain number of apprentices as per the specified ratio and provide training facilities in accordance with the prescribed circular in various designated trades. There are 136 designated trades. 217 industries of various categories have been specified to train apprentices, the number of apprentices undergoing training varies from one year to four years depending upon the designated trade. The minimum educational qualification for entering the trade varies from a pass in Std. V to H.S.C.