Breaking development – SME friendly fresh reforms in apprenticeship act to drive up numbers

To bring more SMEs into the apprenticeship fold, the CAC proposes the upper limit employee strength for mandatory engagement in apprenticeships for businesses to be lowered from 40 to 30, and to lower the minimum employee strength from 6 to 4 for businesses interested in engaging apprenticeships (optional category).


In an extremely gratifying development, giving apprenticeships a robust shot in the arm, the Central Apprenticeship Council (CAC), under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), has proposed new reforms through amendments to the Apprenticeship Rules 1992. The CAC chaired by Cabinet Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Mahendra Nath Pandey, laid out the following…Read more

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