System improvement regarding selection of Apprentices for training under the Apprentices Act. 1961 RBE 120/2015
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
RBE No. 120 /2O15
The General Managers
All Indian Railways
Including Production Units
New Delhi dated:0610.2015
Sub: – System improvement regarding selection of Apprentices for training under the Apprentices Act, 1961
Apprenticeship training programme in the industry was made statutory with the enactment of the Apprentices Act, 1961. The Apprentices Act, 1961 has the following objectives:-
(i) To regulate the programme of training of apprentices in the industry so as to conform to the prescribed syllabi, period of training etc prescribed by the Central Apprenticeship Council; and
(ii) To utilize fully the facilities available in the industry for imparting practical training with a view to meeting the requirements of skilled workers in the industries.
As per the Act, it is not obligatory on the part of the Railways to offer any employment to the Apprentices on completion of their Apprenticeship training. Accordingly, the Act Apprentices imparted training in Railway establishments, will have no claim to seek employment on Railways on the basis of such training.
2. Guidelines such as the number of apprentices to be engaged, schedule of engagement, age, etc have been elaborated in the Master Circular issued vide Board’s letter No. E(MPP)/20O1/617 dated 22.07.2OO2 and as amended from time to time.
3. On review of the entire system including procedure for engagement for imparting training, certain inconsistencies have been noticbd, which has also drawn the attention of the Vigilance Directorate. In view of the above and as a system improvement measure, guidelines as detailed hereunder at Para 4 (A to G) are being issued, for guidance. Zonal Railway administration may keep these in view while deciding the procedure on their jurisdiction.
4. A. Selection of Units:
(i) The provisions of the Apprentices Act 1961 like appry on the Rairways to various units Workshops, production Units, Loco Sheds,’Carriag” Electrification projects and the number of apprentices to be ……