What are the obligations of an employer ?
The object of the Act is to 'prepare' craftsmen through the joint efforts of employers and apprentices. The Act has, therefore, taken care to define the obligations of employers and apprentices in two successive sections 11 and 12.
The obligations of an employer are :-
(a) to provide the apprentice with the training in his trade in accordance with the provisions of the Act, and the rules made thereunder,
(b) if the employer is not himself qualified in the trade, to ensure that a . person who possesses the prescribed qualifications is placed in charge of the apprentice,
(bb) any establishment which is operating business or trade from different locations situated in four or more States, or;
(c) to provide adequate instructional staff, possessing such qualifications as may be prescribed, for imparting practical and theoretical training and facilities for trade test of apprentices; and
(d) to carry out his obligations under the contract of apprenticeship.
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