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Section 3 Apprentices Act 1961: Qualifications for being engaged as an apprentice

Section 3 (Qualifications for being engaged as an apprentice) under Chapter II (Apprentices and Their Training) of the Apprentices Act, 1961 —

❝A person shall not be qualified for being engaged as an apprentice to undergo apprenticeship training in any designated trade, unless he—

  (a) is not less than fourteen years of age, and for designated trades related to hazardous industries, not less than eighteen years of age; and
  (b) satisfies such standards of education and physical fitness as may be prescribed:

 Provided that different standards may be prescribed in relation to apprenticeship training in different designated trades and for different categories of apprentices.❞



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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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