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Section 29 of the Apprentices Act 1961: Powers of Entry, Inspection, etc

Section 29 (Powers of entry, inspection, etc) under Chapter III (Authorities) of the Apprentices Act, 1961 —

❝(1) Subject to any rules made in this behalf, the Central Apprenticeship Adviser or such other person, not below the rank of an Assistant Apprenticeship Adviser, as may be authorised by the Central Apprenticeship Adviser in writing in this behalf may—

 (a) with such assistants, if any, as he thinks fit, enter, inspect and examine any establishment or part thereof at any reasonable time;

 (b) examine any apprentice employed therein or require the production of any register, record or other documents maintained in pursuance of this Act and take on the spot or otherwise statements of any person which he may consider necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Act;

 (c) make such examination and inquiry as he thinks fit in order to ascertain whether the provisions of this Act and the rules made thereunder are being observed in the establishment;

 (d) exercise such other powers as may be prescribed:

 Provided that a State Apprenticeship Adviser or such other person, not below the rank of an Assistant Apprenticeship Adviser, as may be authorised by the State Apprenticeship Adviser in writing in this behalf may also exercise any of the powers specified in clause (a), (b), (c) or (d) of this sub-section in relation to establishments for which the appropriate Government is the State Government.

(2) Notwithstanding anything in sub-section (1), no person shall be compelled under this section to answer any question or make any statement which may tend directly or indirectly to incriminate him.❞



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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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