17 Mar 2018

Training provisions to Apprentices in Railways

Ministry of Railways is providing training to Apprentices in various disciplines/trades under Apprentices Act, 1961.  The number of persons provided training in various disciplines/trades during last two years is given below:-



Persons trained trade-wise in the last two years

NAME OF TRADES / DISCIPLINES

2015-2016

2016-17

Mechanic/Diesel

439

773

Electrical/Electronic

0

14

 Electrical/Diesel

6

33

Mechanic Electronic

46

52

Electrician

786

1172

Fitter

2100

2509

Carpenter

273

226

Mechanic Motor Vehicle

38

32

AC Mechanic

0

24

Mechanic

0

6

Welder (Gas & Electric)

896

733

Painter General

244

140

Paint and Trimming

0

6

Machinist

281

223

Turner

86

67

Crane Operator

0

1

Mechanic Machine Tool Maintenance (MMTM)

40

21

Refrigeration & Air Conditioner

31

26

Wireman

2

28

Computer Operator and Programming Asstt.

79

57

Offset Machine Minder

0

1

RFM

67

77

Armeture Winder

0

1

MMW

0

1

Inst. Mech.

16

11

Draftsman (Mech.)

2

0

Electric Power

0

12

Draftsman (Civil)

0

1

Strenographer

0

2

Plumber

9

16

SMW

17

17

Wireman

9

3

Lineman

1

1

CNC

0

5

M L Pathology

0

1

M L Radiology

0

2

Handset Repair Engineer Level-II

0

20

Programming and Systems Administration Asstt.

40

54

TOTAL

5508

6368



            Stipend is paid to such Act Apprentice trainees as per sub-rule (1) of rule 11 of ‘Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, which states:-

(i)  During the first year of training:     Seventy percent of minimum wage of semi-skilled workers notified by the respective State or Union territory.

(ii) During the second year of training:  Eighty percent of minimum wage of semi-skilled workers notified by the respective State or Union territory.

(iii) During the third and fourth year of training: Ninety percent of minimum wage of semi-skilled workers notified by the respective State or Union territory.



Provided that in the case where the minimum rate of wage for trade is not notified by the State Government or Union territory, then, the maximum wages of the Scheduled Employment notified by such State Government or Union territory for semi-skilled workers shall be taken into account for paying the stipend in respect of that trade.

Number of Act Apprentices trainees who have been provided jobs in the Railways itself during last three years are 656.