BACKGROUND Development of human resource is crucial for the industrial development of any nation. Upgradation of skills is an important component of Human Resource Development. Training imparted in Institutions alone is not sufficient for acquisition of skills and needs to be supplemented by training in the actual work place.
Apprentices Act, 1961 was enacted with the following objectives :-
- To regulate the programme of training of apprentices in the industry so as to conform to the syllabi, period of training etc. as laid down by the Central Apprenticeship Council.
- To utilise fully the facilities available in industry for imparting practical training with a view to meeting the requirements of skilled manpower for industry.
Private placement agencies normally consider placement in
relatively large industrial establishments, utilize the data
collected through the National Employment Service, data
collected by their personal contact, public notifications in
the News Paper and periodicals, internet etc. They generally
charge fees from the job-seekers as well as from the employers
for their services. These agencies function primarily in the
Metropolitan cities. These agencies again are very small and
concentrate on placement only. Fake placement agencies also
exist. These fake agencies collect money from the jobseekers
and arrange fake interview in connivance with some of the
industries or agents. Jobseekers, therefore may be careful in
utilizing their services.
Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment issued guidelines in the year 2003 to State Governments/UT administrations regarding regulation of functioning of private placement agencies. Some State governments are registering them under Shops & Establishment Act