The Board of
Apprenticeship Training (NR), Kanpur was established in the year
1970. Since 1973, the Apprenticeship training of Engineering Degree
& Diploma holders was brought under the purview of Apprentices Act
1961 by Apprentices (Amendment) Act 1973. Subsequently, in 1986 the
Apprenticeship training of 10+2 passed Vocational stream candidates
was also brought under the purview of the Act by amendment in
Apprentices Act 1961. Since then, the Board continued to deal with
Apprenticeship Scheme as per Apprentices Act 1961 with amendments
from time to time in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan,
Haryana, Punjab, J&K, Himanchal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, National
Capital Territory of Delhi and Union Territory of Chandigarh.
The Act defines
"Graduate, Technician (Diploma Holder) and Technician (Vocational)
Apprentices as an apprentice who holds or is undergoing training in
order that he may hold a Degree or Diploma in Engg. or Technology or
Equivalent qualification or 10+2 passed certificate granted by any
institution recognized by the Government/ All India Council for
Technical Education and undergoes Apprenticeship Training in any
such subject field in Engineering or Technology or in Vocational
Course as may be prescribed.
The Officers of the
Board are designated as Apprenticeship Advisers under the Act. The
Apprenticeship Advisers notify the number of training places on
which Engg. Graduate, Technician (Diploma Holder) and Technician
(Vocational) apprentices are to be engaged by individual employers
under Central Sector i.e. Central Govt. Departments and Central
Govt. Undertakings, State Sector i.e. State Govt. Departments and
State Govt. Undertakings and Private Sector.Engineering Graduates,
Technician (Diploma holders) and Technician (Vocational) apprentices
are paid stipend at least at the minimum rates prescribed under the
Act. 50% of the minimum amount is reimbursed by the Central Govt.
through the office of the Board to the employers.
The period of
Apprenticeship training under the Act is one year. The results from
Technical Institutions are declared some times in June/July every
year. Therefore, the employers are required to engage a fresh batch
of apprentices immediately after the results are declared.
There is no guarantee
of the employment after completion of training. The employer and the
apprentice along with one surety of the apprentice enter into a
contract of apprenticeship for a period of one year. If the contract
is terminated before this period, the party responsible for the
same is liable to pay compensation. However, in case the contract is
terminated due to the apprentice getting gainful employment or on
medical ground, the payment of compensation is waived.
THE OBJECTIVES OF
Memorandum of Association of the Board of Apprenticeship Training
(Northern Region) registered as Society under the Societies
Registration Act 1860, the following objectives have been laid down.
To establish a
permanent liaison between the technical institutions and the
industry in the Northern Region, comprising of the states of Uttar
Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal
Pradesh, Uttrakhand, The National Capital Territory of Delhi & U.T.
To secure facilities
for training in different establishments, under Government,
Private and Public Sector Organizations for the products of
Technical/ Vocational Institutions.
To make selections
for placement from amongst the applicants who wish to undergo
To make out
programme of training for trainees in consultation with them and
industry and other agencies concerned.
To supervise the
training so arranged with the help of officers employed by the
Board for the purpose.
To provide advisory
service in the area of practical training to technical
institutions, the industry and agencies requiring the same.
documentation of literature of various aspects of practical
To arrange for
dissemination of information on various aspects of practical
training through lectures, films and other media of
certificates as may be appropriate to those who successfully
complete the training course.
To institute and
award stipends, scholarships, fellowships, prizes and medals in
accordance with the Rules and Bye-Laws.
disburse stipend for the trainees and make such other payments as
agreed upon by the Govt. of India from time to time.
print and publish pamphlets, magazines and periodicals or issue
advertisement that may be desirable for the promotion of the
objectives of the society.
and demand such fees and other charges as may be laid down in the
bye-laws made under the rules of society.
levy and collect such charges as may be appropriate in respect of
technical advice and services rendered to the various agencies by
the society under the terms and conditions that may be laid down
by the society.
implement the provisions of Apprentices Act 1961 as amended in
1973 & in 1986 so far as they relate to the training of Engg.
Graduate, Technician and Technician (Vocational) Apprentices in
exercise of powers conferred on the Board under the Act and
within the limits specified in it.
advise Apprenticeship Adviser and Central Apprenticeship Council
for amendment of existing Rules under the Act.
create Administrative, Technical, Ministerial and other posts to
ensure proper and satisfactory performance and to make
appointments to the posts in accordance with Staff Service Rules
and Recruitment Rules as approved by the Board and the Government
all such other acts, deeds and things as are conducive to the
attainment of the above objectives or any of them.