Department of Labour | Department  of  Factories and Boilers  | Directorate of ESIS(M) Services  

Government of Karnataka

Directorate of Employment & Training

 

 

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING SCHEME UNDER APPRENTICES ACT, 1961  

Apprentices undergoing advanced training on Hi-Tech such as CNC at MICO Vocational Centre at MICO, Bangalore.

 Apprenticeship Training Scheme:  

                Trade apprenticeship Training scheme is implemented through various Industrial Establishments in the State as per the provisions of the Apprentices Act-1961.

 Industrial Establishments:

                 There are more than 3000 Engineering and Non-Engineering Establishments in the State. Which are covered under the purview of the Apprentices Act-1961. These establishments are required to engage eligible candidates as trade Apprentices for Training. The Department of Employment and Training conducts Survey and Inspection of the establishments and fixes the number of Apprentice Seats in various trades through four Divisional Offices located at Bangalore, Hubli, Mysore and Gulbarga.

 Trades and duration of Training:

                 The Government of India has identified and designated 93 Engineering, 60 Non Engineering trades in the Country. Out of which 82 trades have been implemented in Karnataka. Some of the Popular trades are Turner, Fitter, Machinist, Electrician, Electronics, Lab Asst. Steward etc. The duration of training varies from 6 months to 4 years depending on the trade.

 When & how recruitment is made?

                 Engagement of Apprentices takes place twice in a year i.e. during Feb/March session and Aug/Sept. session every year. All those who have completed 14 years of age and possess the required minimum qualification (SSLC for almost all the trades) are eligible for engagement as apprentices. The process is carried out by the industries themselves at the appropriate time. There is no common prescribed application form. Candidates may furnish information on plain paper and address it to the Personal Manager of the concerned establishments. For more details and assistance, the Principals of the nearest Govt. ITIs Divisional Offices at Bangalore, Hubli, Gulbarga, and Mysore and Employment Exchanges may be contacted.

Registration of Contract:

                 The apprentices are required to enter into a contract in the prescribed form with the respective establishments and get the said contracts registered at the Divisional offices. Under the terms of contract, the apprentices and the management are obliged to discharge their duties for successful completion of training.

 Basic Training & Related Instruction Facilities:

                 Major establishments are required to arrange for conducting Basic training & Related Instruction classes for the full-term apprentices. In respect of minor establishments the Department arranges the B.T.(Basic Training) and R.I.(Related Instructions) classes in the ITI s.
                Those candidates who have passed C.T.S and posses National Trade Certificate, Related Instruction Classes have been abolished from Feb.2007 session. These candidates under ATS will have to appear only for Trade Practical subject during the A.I.T.T. examination, in which trade Theory subject questions will be given in Part-B of the Question Paper. Remaining subjects will be exempted.

 Subjects taught and stipend paid to apprentices:

           The subjects taught are similar to those taught in ITIís. The apprentices receive a monthly stipend of

                                 Rs. 1090/- per month during Ist year.
                                 Rs. 1240/- per month during IInd year.
                                 Rs. 1440/- per month during IIIrd year.
                                 Rs. 1620/- per month during IVth year.


of  training depending on the duration of the training.

 Examination & Certification:

                 All India Trade Test for Apprentices will be held twice in a year i.e., In April and October. Apprentices who have put in the minimum required attendance and have satisfactorily completed their training period will be permitted to appear for the A.I.T.T. (ATS). Successful candidates will be awarded with National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) in their respective trades.

 Basic Training Centre, Peenya, Bangalore:

                 With the objective of providing Basic Training in the Chemical and Hotel Catering trades to the apprentices engaged by the Industries, a B.T.Centre has been established at Peenya, Bangalore-22 under the World Bank Aided Project. This B.T. Centre has an intake capacity of 120.

                 For more details, the Principal, B.T. Centre, Bangalore-22 may be contacted.

 RI Centre, Mysore and Hubli:

                 With the objective of providing Related Instruction Classes for apprentices engaged in minor establishments, R.I.Centres have been established, one each at Hubli and Mysore under the World Bank Assistance. Every year around 500 apprentices are given R.I. in each Centre.

After Apprenticeship what?

                 The N.A.C. Holders will be eligible for appointment as skilled Craftsmen in the Industries and appropriate subordinate posts in Govt. Departments or to take up Self-Employment much in the same way as the ITI trained Craftsmen recruitment. The recruitment of candidates ia made by the industries themselves at the appropriate time. There is no common prescribed application form. Candidates may furnish information on plain paper and address it to the Personal Manager concerned establishments. For more details and assistance, the Principals of the nearest ITI s, Divisional Offices, Bangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, and Mysore and Employment Exchanges may be contacted.

ACTS IMPLEMENTED

 

SL.NO.

NAME OF THE ACT

BRIEF COVERAGE & PURPOSE

01.

The Apprentices Act, 1961

(Central Act - w.e.f. 1-3-1962)

Trade apprentices are engaged in various Industrial Establishments and in the designated trades. The training is imparted in accordance with terms and conditions of contracts of apprenticeship training entered into between the apprentice and the employer. The implementation of the training programme is regulated by the State Apprenticeship Adviser. After successful completion of the training period, the apprentices have to appear All India Trade Test and the National Apprenticeship Certificates ( NACs ) will be awarded to successful candidates in the test. NAC holders are eligible for appointment in the Industries as skilled workers besides they can go for self employment.

In order to implement the training programme effectively Apprenticeship Rules are framed under the Act which are titled as Apprentices Rules 1961.


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