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Pl find attached Apprentices (Amendment) Act 2014 which has received the assent of the President on 5th December 2014. It will come into force on a date to be notified by the Govt in Official Gazette. Major changes are as under:

i) Providing for establishments operating in four or more States will be taken into the fold of Directorate General of Employment & Training;

ii) Providing for prescribing number of apprentices to be engaged at establishment level instead of tradewise;

iii) Providing for apprenticeship training to non-engineering graduate and diploma holders;

iv) Providing for employers to undertake new courses (optional trades) which are demand based;

v) Providing for employers to determine, qualification, period of apprenticeship training, holding of test, grant of certificate and other conditions relating to the apprentice in optional trade;

vi) Providing for simplifying the procedure for registration of contract apprenticeship training;

vii) Providing for exchange of information through a portal-site;

viii) Providing for allowing employers to engage apprentices from other States;

ix) Providing for employers to formulate their own policy for recruiting apprentice;

x) The regime for penalties will be in terms of fine only;

xi) Providing for ex-post facto rule making powers to facilitate recognition of training started pending notification of new trades under the Act;

xii) Providing for sitting in the examination optional and certification from any competent agency.


From India, Malappuram

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The amendment in the Act has come into force from 22.12.2014:

From India, Malappuram
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