Section 1 Apprentices Act 1961: Short title, extent, commencement & application

Section 1 (Short title, extent, commencement and application) under Chapter I (Preliminary) of the Apprentices Act, 1961 —

❝(1) This Act may be called the Apprentices Act, 1961.

(2) It extends to the whole of India.

(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint; and different dates may be appointed for different States.

(4) The provisions of this Act shall not apply to—

 (a) any area or to any industry in any area unless the Central Government by notification in the Official Gazette specifies that area or industry as an area or industry to which the said provisions shall apply with effect from such date as may be mentioned in the notification;

 (b) [Omitted];

 (c) any such special apprenticeship scheme for imparting training to apprentices as may be notified by the Central Government in the Official Gazette.❞

NOTE: The Apprentices Act, 1961 came into force 1st March, 1962, vide notification No. G.S.R. 246, dated 12th February, 1962, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(i).


Extra Notes:

List of Amending Acts and Adaptation Orders

The Apprentices Act, 1961 (Act No. 52 of 1961) was amended by:

01. The Repealing and Amending Act, 1964 (52 of 1964);
02. The Central Laws (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Act, 1968 (25 of 1968);
03. The Apprentices (Amendment) Act, 1973 (27 of 1973);
04. The Apprentices (Amendment) Act, 1986 (41 of 1986);
05. The Apprentices (Amendment) Act, 1996 (04 of 1997);
06. The Apprentices (Amendment) Act, 2007 (36 of 2007);
07. The Apprentices (Amendment) Act, 2014 (29 of 2014).

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