RI Centres

                             Development of human resource is crucial for the industrial development of any nation. Up-gradation of skills is an important component of Human Resource Development. Training imparted in institutions alone is not sufficient for acquisition of skills and needs to be supplemented by training at the workplace. The Apprentices Act, 1961 was enacted with the prime objective to utilize fully the facilities available in industry for imparting practical training with a view to meeting the requirements of skilled manpower for industry. Initially, the Act covered the apprenticeship training for the trade Apprentices and subsequently amended in 1973, 1986 and 2014 to bring the Graduates, Technician, Technician (Vocational) and Optional Trade Apprentices respectively under its purview.

OBJECTIVES

Apprentices Act, 1961 was enacted with the following objectives :-

  • To regulate the programme of training of apprentices in the industry so as  to conform to the syllabi, period of training etc. as laid  down by  the  Central   Apprenticeship Council; and
  • To utilise fully  the  facilities available in industry for imparting practical training with a view to  meeting the  requirements  of skilled manpower for industry.

Categories of apprentices

There are five categories of apprentices:

1.  Trade apprentices

2.  Graduate apprentices

3.  Technician apprentices

4.  Technician (Vocational) apprentices

5.  Optional trade apprentices

 

Coverage

  • It is obligatory on the part of employers having manpower strength 40 or more and having requisite training infrastructure as laid down in the Act, to engage apprentices.
  • Employer shall engage of apprentices in a band of 2.5% to 10% of total manpower strength of the establishments including contractual staff.
  • The total engagements of apprentices in the band with of 2.5% to 10% include all categories of apprentices engaged by establishment.
  • The establishments /Employers can decide the categories of apprentices and trade(s) in which the apprentices to be engaged depending upon the facility available with them for imparting on-the- job training/ practical training at his workplace. 

STIPEND

  • The minimum rate of stipend per month payable to trade apprentices is as follows:

Stipend (Year wise)

Year

Minimum Rate of Stipend

First Year

70% of minimum wage of semi-skilled workers notified by the respective State or Union territory.

Second Year

80% of minimum wage of semi-skilled workers notified by the respective State or Union territory.

Third & Fourth Year

90% of minimum wage of semi-skilled workers notified by the respective State or Union territory.

  • The expenditure on stipend for trade apprentices is borne by the employers.
  • The rates of stipend for Graduate, Technician & Technician (Vocational) apprentices are Rs. 4984 p.m., Rs. 3542 p.m. and Rs. 2758 p.m. respectively. (with effect from 19th December, 2014)
  • Expenditure on Stipend for the categories of Graduate, Technician & Technician (Vocational) apprentices is shared equally between the employer and the Central Government.

 

RELATED INSTRUCTION CENTRES/OFFICE OF THE ASSITANT APPRENTICESHIP ADVISOR

 

Slno

Name of the Office

Address

Telephone

E-mail

1

R I Centre Chackai

The Training Officer,
RI Centre Chackai,
Beach PO. 695 007
Thiruvananthapuram Dist.

0471 2501867

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2

RI Centre Kollam

The Training Officer,
RI Centre Kollam
ITI Campus Chandanathope   691014          

0474 2713332

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3

ITI , Chenneerkara

The Principal,
Govt ITI Chenneerkkara,
Chenneerkkara PO.    689 517
Pathanamthitta Dist.

0468 2258710

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4

RI Centre Alappuzha

The Training Officer,
RI Centre Alappuzha
3rd Floor Civil Station
Alappuzha Dist

0477 2230124

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5

RI Centre Kottayam

The Training Officer,
RI Centre Kottayam,
IV th floor Municipal Shopping Complex
Thirunakkara PO.          686 001
Kottayam Dist

0481 2561803

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6

ITI , Kattappana

The Principal
Govt ITI Kattappana,
Kattappana PO. 685 508
Idukki Dist.

0486 8272216

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7

 

 

RI Centre Kalamassery

The Training Officer,
RI Centre Kalamassery,
HMT Colony PO 683 503
Ernakulam Dist

0484 2555866

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78

RI Centre Thrissur

The Training Officer,
RI Centre, Thrissur,
Thiruvambadi PO.        680 022
Thrissur Dist

0487 2325122

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9

RI Centre Palakkad

The Training Officer,
RI Centre Palakkad,
Big Bazar PO. 678 014
Palakkad Dist

0491 2500761

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10

ITI , Areacode

The Principal,
Govt ITI Areacode,
Chemrakkattoor PO. 673 639
Malappuram Dist.

0483 2850238

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11

RI Centre Kozhikode


The Training Officer,
RI Centre Kozhikode,
Malikkadavu PO.         673 010
Kozhikode Dist.

0495 2370289

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12

ITI , Kalpetta

The Principal,
KMM Govt ITI Kalpetta
Wayanad

0493 6205519

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13

RI Centre Kannur


The Training Officer,
RI Centre Kannur,
Kannur PO 670 001

0497 2704588

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14

ITI , Kasargod

The Principal,
Govt ITI Kasaragod,
Vidyanagar PO. 671 123
Kasaragod Dist

0499 4256440

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Group of Industries covered under Apprentices Act

Designated trades for Trade Apprentices with syllabus

Details of Designated trades with trade syllabus (old)

Orders / Circulars

National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

FAQs

Amendment to the Apprentices Act, 1961 and its implementation w.e.f. 22.12.2014

G. S. R. 502(E) dated 16.06.2015 Apprenticeship (Amendment) Rules, 2015

Central Apprenticeship Council Rules

The Apprenticeship Rules, 1992

Apprentices Act 1961

Contact Us

Directorate Of Industrial Training
4th & 5th Floor Labour Complex
PMG Junction
Vikas Bhavan
Thiruvananthapuram - 690 533
Email: detkerala@gmail.com
Ph: 0471 - 2303856