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Clarification of Stipend to apprentices and Reimbursements to Establishments during COVID-19

As per reference of the Apprentices Act, 1961 amended up to 2014 and Apprenticeship Rules, 1992 amended up to 2019. The rule states that if a trade apprentice is unable to complete the period of apprenticeship training due to strike or lockout or layoff in an establishment where he is undergoing training and is not instrumental for the same, the period of his apprenticeship training shall be extended for a period equal to the period of strike or lockout or layoff, as the case may be, and shall be paid stipend during the period of such strike or lockout or layoff or for a maximum period of six months, whichever is less.

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