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 THE BOARD   In the 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.

  1. 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. of Chandigarh.

  2. To secure facilities for training in different  establishments, under  Government, Private and Public Sector Organizations for the products of  Technical/ Vocational Institutions.

  3. To make selections for placement from amongst the applicants who wish to undergo training.

  4. To make out programme of training for trainees in consultation with them and industry and other agencies concerned.

  5. To supervise the training so arranged with the help of  officers employed by the Board for the purpose.

  6. To provide advisory service in the area of practical training to technical  institutions, the industry and agencies requiring the same.

  7. To undertake documentation of literature of various aspects of practical training.

  8. To arrange for dissemination of information on various aspects of practical training  through lectures, films and other media of communications.

  9. To award certificates as may be appropriate to those who successfully complete  the training course.

  10. To institute and award stipends, scholarships, fellowships, prizes and  medals in accordance with the Rules and Bye-Laws.

  11. To disburse stipend for the trainees and make such other payments as agreed  upon by the Govt. of India from time to time.

  12. To print and publish pamphlets, magazines and periodicals or issue advertisement  that may be desirable for the promotion  of the objectives of the society.

  13. To fix and demand such fees and other charges as may be laid down in the bye-laws made under the rules of  society.

  14. To 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.

  15. To 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.

  16. To advise Apprenticeship Adviser and Central Apprenticeship Council for  amendment of existing Rules under the Act.

  17. To 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 Of India.

To do all such other acts, deeds and things as are conducive to the attainment of the above objectives or any of them.