Last Updated : 25-11-2022

Acts and Rules

The Apprentices Act, 1961

Acknowledging that training imparted in institutions are not sufficient for acquisition of employable skills and needs to be supplemented by training at the workplace, the Apprentices Act, 1961 and Apprenticeship Rules,1962 was enacted with the prime objective to utilize fully the facilities available in industries for imparting practical training and thus developing skilled manpower for industries. Initially, the Act covered the apprenticeship training for the trade Apprentices. Subsequently, the Act was amended in 1973, 1986 and 2014 to bring the Graduates, Technician, Technician (Vocational) and Optional Trade Apprentices respectively under its purview and Apprenticeship Rules, 1992 were revised in year 2015.


The Apprentices Act, 1961 was enacted with the following objectives:-

  • To   regulate   and promote the   programme  of  training  of apprentices in the industry; and
  • To  utilize   the  facilities  available in industry for imparting practical training with  a view  to  meeting  the  requirements  of  skilled manpower for industry.

No. of Rules notified

Serial No. Title Download/Link
1 The Apprentices Act, 1961 pdfDownload
2 Apprenticeship Rules, 1992 pdfDownload
3 Central Apprenticeship Council Rules, 1962 pdfDownload
4 Amendment to Central Apprenticeship Rules 2015 pdfDownload
5 Apprenticeship (Amendment) Rules 2019 pdfDownload
6 Central Apprenticeship Council Rules 1962 pdfDownload
7 Gazette Amendment to SCHEDULE-V pdfDownload