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Section 12 of Apprentices Act 1961: Obligations of Apprentices

Section 12 (Obligations of apprentices) under Chapter II (Apprentices and Their Training) of the Apprentices Act, 1961 —

❝(1) Every trade apprentice undergoing apprenticeship training training shall have the following obligations, namely:—
  (a) to learn his trade conscientiously and diligently and endeavour to qualify himself as a skilled craftsman before the expiry of the period of training;
  (b) to attend practical and instructional classes regularly;
  (c) to carry out all lawful orders of his employer and superiors in the establishment; and
  (d) to carry out his obligations under the contract of apprenticeship.

(2) Every graduate or technician apprentice technician (vocational) apprentice undergoing apprenticeship training shall have the following obligations, namely:—
  (a) to learn his subject field in engineering or technology or vocational course conscientiously and diligently at his place of training;
  (b) to attend the practical and instructional classes regularly;
  (c) to carry out all lawful orders of his employer and superiors in the establishment;
  (d) to carry out his obligations under the contract of apprenticeship which shall include the maintenance of such records of his work as may be prescribed.❞



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Notes:

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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