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Puducherry – Revised rate of stipend to the Apprentices engaged under Apprenticeship Act 1961


Contents News/Article Date: 2nd May 2023

Relating to which Act: The Apprentices Act, 1961

Penalty under the Act: It is important for employers to understand the Apprentices Act 1961 and to ensure that they are in compliance with the Act. Failure to comply with the Apprentices Act 1961 can result in serious penalties, including fines, imprisonment, and/or the cancellation of the employer’s registration.

Applicable to which State:  Puducherry

Type: Gazette of Puducherry No.45 dated 25-04-2023 published the order No. 7789/DoT/ATS/LAB/GAZ/2023/167 dated 18-04-2023 of the Labour Department, Puducherry to be read with this order No. 7789/DOT/ATS/LAB/GAZ/2023/217 dated 2nd May 2023 

Pertains to: All the Establishments/Offices covered under the Apprenticeship Act 1961 are hereby directed to implement the said order immediately without fail.

Note: (i) Non-payment of stipulated minimum rate of stipend is a violation under sub section (1) & (2) of Section 13 of Apprenticeship Act 1961.

(ii) Employer contravenes the provisions of this Act relating to the number of apprentices which he is required to engage under the sub section (1), (l A) and under sub section (2) of section 30 of the Apprenticeship Act, 1961 shall be penalized with fine.

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And in the current instance: Attention is drawn to the order cited under reference above, wherein the minimum rate of stipend for the Apprentices engaged under Apprenticeship Act 1961 have been revised by the Government of Puducherry. The revised rate of Stipend is given below in the table of the notification attached hereto.

Subject: Puducherry ATS- Revised rate of stipend to the Apprentices engaged under Apprenticeship Act 1961


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