In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 37  of the Apprentices   Act,1961   (52  of  1961),    the  Central Government hereby 

makes the following rules, namely:-


1.       Short title and commencement:-


(1)      These   rules  may  be  called  the  Central  Apprenticeship Council   Rules,1962.


         (2)      They shall come into force at once.


2.         Definitions :


            In  these  rules,  unless  the   context   otherwise requires, -


  •             (a)        "Act" means the Apprentices Act, 1961 (52  of  1961);


                (b)        "Chairman" means the Chairman of the Central Apprenticeship  



       (c)        "Council" means the  Central  Apprenticeship Council established    

                  under sub-section (1) of section 24 of the Act.


                (d)        "Member" means a member of the Council;


                (e)        "Secretary" means Secretary of the Council.


    3.      Constitution of council  :-


    The Council  shall  consist  of   a  Chairman  and a Vice Chairman who shall be  appointed  by  the  Central  Government  and the following other members who shall  also be appointed by the Central Government, namely:-


    (a)      not more than 9 representatives of employers in establishments in the public sector.


    (b)      not more than 9 representatives of employers in establishments in the private sector.


              (c)      not more than 12 representatives of  the  Central Government


    (d)      not  more  than  22 representatives  of  the  State  Government.


    (e)      not more than 9 persons having special knowledge and experience on matters relating to industry and  Labour and technical education.


    (f)       two representatives of the All India Council and one representative each of the Regional Boards.



    4.       Terms   of   offices :-


    (1)      The  Council   shall   be  constituted  for  a  period  of three years  and  thereafter  it shall be reconstituted  at  the  end  of  every  three years.   All  the   members   appointed   to it shall accordingly hold office for a period of three years:


    Provided   that  a  member  of  the  Council  shall, notwithstanding the expiry  of  the  said  period  of  three years, continue  to  hold  office  until  his  successor  is appointed.


    (2)      Where a person is chosen  as  a  member  of  the Council by virtue of the office or appointment he holds,  he shall  cease to be a member if he ceases to hold that office or appointment.



    5.       Cessation of membership :-

    (1)     A  member  of  the Council  shall  cease  to  be  a member if he dies, resigns, becomes  of  unsound  mind,  is  declared  insolvent  or  is convicted of a criminal offence involving moral turpitude.


    (2)      The office of a member of the Council shall fall vacant from the date on which his resignation is accepted or on the expiry of 30 days from the date of receipt of  letter of resignation.  whichever is earlier.



    6.        Filling  of  vacancies :


    (1)      Any  vacancy  in  the membership of the Council caused  by  reasons  mentioned  in sub-rule  (1)  of  rule  5  shall  be  filled by the Central Government.


    (2)     A member appointed  to  fill  a  casual  vacancy shall  hold  office for so long as the member whose place he fills would have been entitled to hold office if the vacancy had not occurred.


    7.      Time and place of meeting :-

    The Council shall meet as often as may be necessary and at least once  a  year on  such  date,  time  and place as may be determined by the Chairman.



    8.      Notice for meeting  :-


    The  Secretary  shall  give  a notice  of  not  less than fifteen days for a meeting of the Council to each member but a shorter notice may be given for holding an emergent meeting.


    9.       Quorum for the Council:-


    One-third of the numbers of  member of the Council shall constitute the  quorum  for  any meeting of the Council.


    10.        Decision by majority


    (1)      All questions to be decided by  the  Council  shall be in accordance with the opinion of the majority of the members present and voting.


    (2)      Each member shall have one vote.   If  there  is equality  of votes, the Chairman shall have and exercise the casting vote.


    11.       Business  by  circulation:- 


    The  Chairman  may,  in special circumstances, instead of convening a meeting of the Council obtain the opinion of the members  on  any  item  of business individually by circulation of papers and such item be decided in accordance with the opinion of the majority.


    12.     Proceedings of the Council:-


    (1)     Copies  of  all proceedings  of  the  Council  shall  be  furnished  to  the Secretary of the National Council for Training in Vocational Trades.  Any views expressed or suggestions made thereon  by the  said  National  Council shall be duly considered by the Council.


    (2)      In  all  other matters, the Council shall follow such procedure as it may determine.


    13      Power to co-opt members


    The Council  may,  at  any time invite, any person to attend its meetings to give advice or assist  in  any  matter.    The  person so invited shall, however, not be entitled to  vote  on  any  question  coming before the Council.


    14     Committees  of  Council


    (1)    The Council shall have  the  power  to  appoint  such  Standing   or   Special Committees   for  assisting  it  in  the  discharge  of  its functions as may be considered expedient by it.


    (2)      The  functions  of   the Standing  or  Special  Committees shall be determined by the Council.


    (3)      The composition of the Standing or Special Committees shall be determined by the Chairman of the Council.


    15      Fees and allowances to members - 


    The   Chairman  and the  representatives  of  the  Central  and  the  State Governments will  draw  travelling a nd daily allowances for attending the meetings  of  the   Council   or   of   its   Committees  from  the respective Governments in accordance with the rules of those Governments. All other members of the Council will be paid travelling and daily allowances by  the  Central  Government for  attending  the  meetings  of  the  Council  or  of  

    its Committees at the rates admissible to a  Government  Officer of the first grade in accordance with the relevant rules.



    16     Authentication of acts and proceedings


    (1)      All acts  and  proceedings of the Council shall be authenticated by the Chairman, or with the approval of  the  Chairman,  by the Secretary.


             (2)      The  Secretary shall carry out the decisions of the Council.












    *         Issued vide GSR  608 dated 19th April 1962 and further amended  vide GSR 1250 dated 25th June 1968, GSR 200 dated 4th Feb. 1975, GSR 187 dated 10th  April 1996